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MINUTES 



OF 



FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



ADJOURNED MEETINGS 

AT WILMINGTON AND FAYETTEVILLE 

CALLED MEETING 

AT FAYETTEVILLE 
AND 

TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEENTH STATED MEETING 

AT CARTHAGE 
SPRING, 192 1 



DIRECTORY 

Eev. W. S. Golden, Moderator Sanford, N. C. 

Eev. E. L. Siler, Stated and Permanent Clerk Maxton, N. C. 

Eev. J. J. Hill, Treasurer - Eed Springs, N. C. 

Mr. D. S. Poole, Temporary Clerk Eaeford, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. MeLauchlin C. G. Eose A. E. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1921— A. L. James. 
Exit Fall, 1922— Eev. E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1923— Eev. A. E. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. MeLauchlin. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1921— Eev, C. K. Taffe, J. E. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1922— Eev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Exit Fall, 1923— Eev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Eankin, Mrs. J. M. Mc- 
Iver. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1922— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. E. McEachern, 

W. J. Johnson. 
Exit Spring, 1923— A. L. Bullock, Eev. A. E. McQueen, J. W. MeLauchlin, 

S. B. McLean. 
Exit Spring, 1924— Eev. J. K. Hall, J. L. McMillan, M.D., A. T. McCal- 

lum, A. W. McLean, Dr. J. A. Macdonald, Toronto, Canada 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON ACADEMY 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Eankin, G. M. Eose, 
D. G. McKeithan, A. J. Cook, J. W. MeLauchlin, Eev. H. G. Hill, Eev. 
A. E. McQueen, C. G. Eose. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— H. G. Hill, J. A. McMurray, J. K. Hall, W. C. Brown, 

J. J. Hill, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaurin, A. E. McQueen, E. F. 
Murray, J. D. Cole, and A. E. McEachern. 

2. Education and Ministerial Relief — A. E. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, H. M. 

Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod, and W. DeB. McEachin. 

3. Foreign Missions— J. K Hall, D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, J. C. Mc- 

Diarmid, and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

4. Publication and Sunday School Work — W. S. Golden, A. T. Lassiter, 

C. E. Bailey, J. W. Goodman, John McSween, A. C. Eay, and E. 
E. Carrington. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions— W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. E. 

Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke; W. S. Golden, E. A. McLeod, W. DeB. 
McEachin, and L. A. Mclnnis. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



Adjourned Meeting Fayetteville Presbytery 



Wilmington, N. C. 

Oct, 27, 1920. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery met in 
the Church of the Covenant at 2 o'clock P.M., and was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. Jno. A. McMurray, and led in 
prayer by Rev. C. M. .Gibbs. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. A. McLaurin, H. G. Hill, I. N. Clegg, D. M. 
McGeachy, J. J. Hill, J. K. Hall, Dougald Munroe, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, C. R. Bailey, C. M. Gibbs, W. E. Hill, L. Smith, W. S. 
Golden, Jno. A. McMurray, A. R. McQueen, J. W. Goodman, 
A. T. Lassiter, and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: C. C. Price, Iona ; Dr. L. D. Wharton, Smith- 
field; S. A. Boney, Lillington ; L. E. McNair, Salem; I. L. Shaw, 
St. Andrews. 

The Committee of Christian Education was authorized to 
request a loan of $100.00 from the Assembly's Committee for 
candidate W. C. Smith. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman was appointed to preach the Presby- 
terial sermon at the next regular meeting, on a subject to be 
chosen by himself. 

Hillside Church was allowed to cancel its indebtedness to the 
Presbyterial Fund by the payment of $5.00. 

It was ordered that the matter of correspondence about Sab- 
bath School missionary workers and their employment, be turned 
over to the Home Mission Committee. 

The committees on the installation of Rev. A. S. Anderson 
at Bluff Church, of Rev. C. M. Gibbs at Wesminster, and of 
Rev. C. K. Taffe at Carthage, Union and Eureka churches, re- 
ported these duties performed on October 10, 1920, October 24, 
1920 and October 17, 1920, respectively. These reports were 
received and approved. 

Rev. R. M. Phillips was excused from attendance upon this 
meeting of Presbytery, and, at his own request, granted a letter 
of dismission to Enoree Presbytery. 
M Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet at 2 o'clock 

ffj P. M. tomorrow. 

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2 P. M., Oct. 28, 1920. 

Presbytery met, according to adjournment, at 2 P. M. and 
was opened with prayer. 

The following additional members were present and were 
enrolled : 

Rev. Messrs. W. C. Brown, E. Alexander, M. D. McNeill, and 
Carl B. Craig; Messrs. H. C. Cameron, Rock Branch; Ryan Mc- 
Bryde, Bethel; Dr. B. F. McMillan, Red Springs; and P. Mc.K. 
Williams, Sherwood. 

The matter of installing Rev. M. D. McNeill as pastor of 
Vass Church was left on the docket until spring meeting. 

The Superintendent of Home Missions made, for the commit- 
tee, the following recommendations, which were adopted : 

1. That Smithfield Church and Neill's Chapel be placed 
together in a group and an appropriation of $500.00 a year for 
pastor be made from the Home Mission Fund. 

2. That Selma and Progressive churches, Fairview Taber- 
nacle and Jones School House be formed into a group with a 
salary as follows: $250.00 from Selma, $50.00 from Pro- 
gressive, $375.00 from Synod's Home Missions, $725.00 from Pres- 
byterial Home Missions, and obtain, if possible, $600.00 from 
the Assembly's Committee of Publication and Sunday School 
Work. That a preacher and Sunday School worker be secured 
for the group and for the Sunday School work needed in and 
around the group. 

3. That an additional $20.00 per month be appropriated 
from Home Mission Fund for Sunday School work in Rev. D. 
M. McGeachy's field. 

4. That when Presbytery adjourns, it do so to meet in the 
First Church, Fayetteville, on Tuesdav, December 7, 1920, at 
12:15 o'clock P.M. 

The minutes of yesterday's and today's sessions were read 
and adopted. 

Adjourned, with prayer, to meet at Fayetteville, First 
Church, Tuesday, December 7, 1920, at 12:15 o'clock P.M. 

JOHN A. McMURRAY, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 195 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

Dec. 7, 1920. 
Pursuant to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery met in 
the First Church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, December 7, 1920, at 
12:15 o'clock P.M., and was called to order and led in prayer 
by the Moderator, Rev. John A. McMurray. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, J. A. McMurray, G. E. Moorehouse, 
J. J. Hill, W. E. Hill, D. L. Jones, C. R. Bailey and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: J. S. McNeill, Lumberton; J. B. Calhoun, 
Church in the Pines ; N. D. J. Clark, Jackson Springs ; and M. 

C. McDonald, West End. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Wilson School 
House was granted, and a commission, consisting of Rev. Messrs. 
L. A. McLaurin, J. F. Menius and G. F. Kirkpatrick and Elders 

D. M. McLean and J. S. Bethea, was appointed to effect the 
organization on the fifth Sunday in January, if the way be clear. 

The trustees of Presbytery were instructed to make a deed 
to Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Byrd for a tract of land, near Piney 
Grove Church, which they formerly deeded to the Trustees of 
Presbytery. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod was allowed to hold the call from the 
Church of the Covenant until the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod signified his acceptance of the call from 
Galatia Church, and the following commission was appointed to 
install him as pastor, on Sunday, January 16, 1921, at 11 A.M. ; 
Rev. W. C. Brown to preside and preach, Rev. Dougald Munroe 
to charge the pastor, Rev. L. Smith to charge the people, and 
Elder D. S. Currie to complete the commission. 

Rev. Messrs. R. H. Viser, of Suwanee Presbytery, R. G. 
Matheson, of Enoree Presbytery, and L. Cook Campbell, of Win- 
chester Presbytery, were introduced and invited to sit as cor- 
responding members. 

These brethren presented letters of dismission from their 
respective Presbyteries, were examined on experimental religion 
and their views touching Theology and Church Government. 
These examinations were sustained as satisfactory and they were 
received into the membership of this Presbytery and their names 
ordered enrolled, after signing the usual obligations required 
of ministers. 



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Fifty dollars from Home Mission funds was appropriated 
to West End Church, and twenty-five dollars each to Jackson 
Springs and Culdee churches for pastor's salary for one year. 

Calls from Jackson Springs and Culdee churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. R. G. Matheson, were found in order 
and placed in his hands. Brother Matheson signified his ac- 
ceptance of these calls, and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him as pastor of these churches : Rev. Messrs. 
V. R. Gaston and W. L. Wilson and Elder M. C. McDonald. 
The time and parts to be arranged by the commission. 

Rev. R. G. Matheson was allowed to supply West End 
Church, Samarcand Manor, and Mt. Hermon Chapel on terms 
agreeable to himself and the Home Mission Committees of Pres- 
bytery and Synod, until the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. R. H. Viser signified his acceptance of the call from 
the Church in the Pines, as Assistant Pastor, and the follow- 
ing commission was appointed to install him: Rev. E. L. Siler 
to preside and preach, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick to charge the 
pastor, Ruling Elder E. F. Murray to charge the people, with 
Rev. C. B. Craig alternate to either. The time to be set by the 
commission. 

Evangelistic powers were conferred on Rev. L. Cook Camp- 
bell and Rev. R. H. Yiser in their respective fields. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. R. G. Matheson, 
to meet at Carthage, N. C, Tuesday, April 19, 1921, at 8 o'clock 
P.M. 

J. A. McMURRAY, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : 

E. L. SILER, 
Stated Clerk. 



Called Meeting Fayetteville Presbytery 



Fayetteville, N. C. 
February 15, 1921. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met at 12 :15 P. M., in the First 
Church, Fayetteville, and was opened with prayer by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. J. A. McMurray. 

The roll was made out and the following were found present : 

Ministers: H. M. Dixon, C. K. Taffe, A. T. Lassiter, C. M. 
Gibbs, J. F. Menius, D. L. Jones, W. S. Golden, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, L. Cook Campbell, J. J. Hill, R. A. McLeod, G. E. 
Moorehouse, Eugene Alexander, H. G. Hill, E. L. Siler, W. E. 
Hill, Jno. A. McMurray, C. B. Craig, John McSween, L. Smith, 
E. C. Murray, D. M. McGeachy, A. W. Crawford, A. S. Anderson, 
J. D. A. Brown, I. N. Clegg. 

Ruling Elders: B. F. Garvin, Hope Mills; J. S. Ray, Big 
Rockfish; B. F. McMillan, Red Springs; J. F. Collier, Buie's 
Creek ; John M. Brown, Philadelphus ; I. A. Murchison, Church 
of the Covenant; A. M. Artan, Sardis ; D. B. Currie, McPher- 
son ; A. L. James, Laurinburg ; A. McKay, Centre ; John Gra- 
ham, Sr., Godwin ; Wm. T. Smith, Duke ; John S. McNeill, Lum- 
berton; N. H. Williams, McMillan; U. T. McLean, Ashpole ; L. 
L. McGirt, Maxton ; D. C. Gillis, Phillippi. 

The following elders were also present, though not enrolled : 
A. C. McCormick, Laurinburg; N. J. Gillis, Phillippi; J. M. 
Mclntyre, Godwin ; C. S. Hicks, Duke ; J. A. Knott, Lake View. 
Also the following Deacons were present : W. A. McLean, Bethel ; 
N. Alford, Centre; Geo. H. McKay, Centre; Henry McNeill, 
Centre; J. S. McRae, Maxton; and W. C. R. Williams, McMillan. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Fayetteville, N. C. 
February 3, 1921. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call a spe- 
cial meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery, to convene in the First Church, 
Fayetteville, Tuesday, February 15, 1921, at 12:15 P. M., to consider the 
revision of the apportionment sheet adopted at the last regular meeting, 
and also matters pertaining to the Home Mission work of the Presbytery. 
A full attendance of ministers and elders is urged, as this is a matter 
of vital importance. 

JNO. A. McMURRAY, Moderator. 



198 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

Rev. O. G. Jones, of the Presbytery of Orange, was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

A reconsideration of the apportionment sheet, printed in 
the last fall minutes, was adopted. 

After full discussion of the whole matter, the apportionment 
sheet adopted at the last regular meeting was rescinded, and 
the apportionment sheet of 1920- '21, and printed in the Jackson 
Springs minutes, was adopted for the year 1921-'22. 

The matter of changing the apportionment of the Laurin- 
burg Chuch from $9,000.00 to $7,000.00 was docketed for the 
spring meeting. 

The meeting adjourned, closing with prayer. 

JNO. A. McMURRAY, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : 

E. L. SILER, 
Stated Clerk. 



Two Hundred and Sixteenth Stated Session 
of Fayetteville Presbytery 



Carthage, N. C. 
April 19, 1921. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its two hundred and 
sixteenth stated session, in the Presbyterian Church of Carthage, 
N. C, at 8 o'clock P. M., and was opened with a sermon by Rev. 
Jno. A. McMurray, the retiring Moderator, from Gal. 4:4-5. The 
Presbytery was then led in prayer by Rev. A. R. McQueen. 

The roll was made out, and the following were found present 
and enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, M. D. McNeill, C. G. Vardell, L. 
Smith, J. D. A. Brown (3), W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon, A. R. 
McQueen, C. V. Cavitt, V. R. Gaston (2), I. N. Clegg, J. K. 
Hall, J. J. Hill, W. L. Wilson, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, 
C. L. Wicker, L. A. McLaurin, W. S. Golden, C. E. Clarke, 
Eugene Alexander, G. E. Moorehouse, W. E. Hill (2), J. W. 
Goodman, E. L. Siler, A. S. Anderson (2), John A. McMur- 
ray, C. R. Bailey, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, D. M. Mc- 
Geachy, C. B. Craig, Dougald Munroe, E. C. Murray, A. W. 
Crawford (3), John McSween, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, F. 
L. Johnston (2), C. K. Taffe, R. G. Matheson, R. H. Viser (2), 
L. Cook Campbell (2), Jonas Barclav (2), Neill Mclnnis (2) 
—45. 

Ruling Elders: Jos. A. McByrde, Antioch; Lee Cameron 
(2), Barbecue; G. W. Bruton (2), Bensalem; Preston Woodall, 
Benson; W. J. McDiarmid (2), Bethel; D. J. Campbell (2), 
Bethesda; Alexander McNeill (2), Bluff; D. E. Shaw, Broad- 
way; R. B. Wicker, Buffalo; C. E. Mclnnis (3), Bunnlevel; 
J. D. McLean, Cameron; D. A. Huffine, Cameron Hill; N. A. 
McKeithan, Carthage; A. H. White (2), Centre; Edwin Morgan 
(2), Church in the Pines; H. A. McCallum, Culdee ; Jno. H. 
Kennedy, Cumnock; H. D. Keith (2), Cypress; F. M. McKay, 
(2), Duke; R. M. Pearsall, Dunn; Hugh M. Shields (2), Elise; 
A. J. Jones, Euphronia; J. A. McLeod, Eureka; G. H. West, 
Fairmont; Chas. Rankin (2), Fayetteville First; R. D. Braddy 
(2), Galatia; L. M. Blue, Gibson; J. C. Williams (2), Godwin; 
A. J. Bain, Harnett; J. F. Patterson, Jackson Springs; H. F. 
Monroe (2), Laurel Hill; A. L. James, Laurinburg; D. P. Ray, 



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Leaflet; 0. L. Johnson, Lillington ; D. M. Hall, Lumber Bridge; 
John S. McNeill, Lumberton ; D. P. Kelly (2), Manly; J. M. 
McMillan (2), McMillan; J. A. Graham, McPherson; G. W. Mc- 
intosh, Milton ; John A. McKay, Montpelier ; M. J. McNeill, Mt. 
Pisgah; R. R. Vann, Mt. Vernon Springs; J. H. Hare, Oak 
Grove; H. T. Smith, Oakland; J. G. Hughes (2), Parkton; D. 
B. McQueen, Pembroke; J. M. Brown, Philadelphus ; D. C. 
Gillis, Phillippi ; A. C. McDonald, Pinehurst ; A. C. Ray, Pitts- 
boro; N. E. Poe, Pocket; D. S. Poole, Raeford; A., T. McCallum, 
Red Springs; A. C. McGoogan (2), Rennert; D. C. S. Shaw, 
Rex; H. C. Cameron (2), Rock Branch; W. E. Evans, Rowland; 
Neill Dalrymple, Salem; T. A. Riddle, Sanford; Calvin McNeill, 
Sherwood; M. McLeod, Shiloh; E. S. Edmundson, Smithfield; 
J. D. Stewart (2), Smyrna; J. A. McGeachy, St. Pauls; J. R. 
McQueen, Union; E. L. McNeill, (2), Vass ; M. D. McCrim- 
mon, West End; N. Blue Cameron, White Hill— 69. 

The following ministers were absent : L. L. Little, W. C. 
Buchanan, G. T. Pace, E. W. Souders, J. F. Gorrell, J. Mel. 
Wicker — 6. 

The following churches were not represented: Aberdeen, 
Alaska, Ashpole, Big Rockfish, Buie's Creek, Cape Fear, Centre 
Ridge, Church of the Covenant, Dundarrach, Elrod, Ephesus, 
Flat Branch, Grove, Gulf, Haywood, Hebron, Highland, Hill- 
side, Hope Mills, Horseshoe, lona, Jonesboro, Kenly, Lake View, 
Longstreet, Maxton, Midway, Mizpah, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, North 
Lee, Palestine, Pine Grove, Pineview, Progressive, Raven Rock, 
Roseneath, Sandy Grove, Sardis, Selma, Shannon, Spence, 
Spring Hill, St. Andrews, Summerville, Sunnysicle, and West- 
minster — 47. 

Rev. W. S. Golden was elected Moderator, and ruling elder 
D. S. Poole, Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Devotional Exercises recommeded the fol- 
lowing hours and orders, which were adopted : 

1. That the hours for meeting be as follows : 9 A. M. to 12 
noon, 2 P. M. to 5 P. M., 8 P. M. to adjourn at will. 

2. That it be a special order of the day at 8 o'clock Wednes- 
day evening to hold a popular meeting in the interest of Foreign 
Missions, at which time Dr. A. A. McFayden, our medical mis- 
sionary to China, will be heard. 

Mr. Wm. Murdoch McLeod, of Timberland, N. C, was ex- 
amined and received under the care of this Presbytery, as a 
candidate for the ministry, and his name was enrolled as a candi- 
date. He was placed under the care and supervision of Pres- 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 201 

bytery's committee of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, by Rev. John McSween, 
to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING 

Presbj^tery met at 9 A. M., and engaged in devotional exer- 
cises conducted by Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay, of the Presbytery of Macon, was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

The unprinted minutes of adjourned and called meetings 
were read, amended and approved. 

The Stated Clerk presented reports on vacancies and absen- 
tees, which were referred to the committees on Nominations and 
Leave of Absence respectively. 

The Stated Clerk and Rev. Messrs. John McSween and J. K. 
Hall were appointed a committee to wait on Rev. J. F. Gorrell 
and ascertain his intentions as to his life work. 

The matter of the absence of Rev. G. T. Pace was called 
to the attention of the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

The special order of the day, the consideration of Sunday 
School work, was set aside, and Presbytery proceeded with the 
docket. 

The matter of continuing North Lee Church as an organiza- 
tion, was referred to the committee on Home Missions. 

The treasurer of Presbytery submitted his report, together 
with the auditing committee's report on same, which was re- 
ceived and approved, and is as follows : 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERIAL TREASURER FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING MARCH 31, 1921 

Presbyterial Tax Fund 

Amount on hand April 1, 1920 $ 92.39 

Eeceived during the year 1,234.12 

Total $1,326.51 

Disbursements 

"Presbyterian Standard" for Minutes $ 398.71 

Stated Clerk's salary 200.00 

Stated Clerk's office expenses 34.90 

Permanent Clerk's salary 20.00 

Treasurer's salary 200.00 



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Treasurer's office expenses 27.25 

Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D. Treasurer Synod's dues 130.00 

Kev. A. E. McQueen, Commissioner to Assembly 17.49 

Eev. H. M. Dixon, Commissioner to Assembly 11.84 

Eev. L. A. McLaurin, Commissioner to Assembly 11.28 

Eev. Carl B. Craig, Commissioner to Assembly 3.00 

Elder H. M. McAllister, Commissioner to Assembly .... 6.50 

Elder L. Mclnnis, Commissioner to Assembly 11.54 

Elder A. C. Eay, Commissioner to Assembly 13.87 

Eev. H. G. Hill, D.D., Messenger to Orange Presbytery 7.50 

Chas. A. Creech, insurance on Lassiter School House.... 7.56 

Eev. J. A. McMurray, Manager P.P.P 4.48 

Total $ 1,105.92 

Balance in treasury $ 220.59 

HOME MISSIONS 

General Fund 

On hand April 1, 1920 $ 3,591.32 

Eeceived from 102 churches 8.669.10 

Eeceived f rom 26 W. A's 392.38 

Eeceived from 6 Sabbath Schools 71.92 

Eeceived from Individuals and League 15.00 

Eeceived from 3 Y. P. S 13.90 

Eeceived from 1 Mission 2.00 

Eeceived interest on deposit 18.00 

Total - $12,773.62 

Disbursements 

Eev. L. Smith, salary $ 2,200.00 

Eev. L. Smith, traveling expenses 50.00 

Eev. J. F. Menius 1,193.33 

Eev. C. E. Clarke 1,150.00 

Eev. D. M. McGeachy 941.68 

Eev. C. L. Wicker 587.50 

Eev. E. M. Phillips 564.59 

Eev. W. L. Wilson 541.68 

Eev. A. T. Lassiter 500.00 

Edwin Coates 195.00 

Eev. J. J. Murray 133.34 

Eev. E. G. Matheson for three churches 100.00 

Eev. E. G. Matheson 33.34 

Eev. John McSween for Eev. A. J. McQueen, Col 100.00 

Eev. Neill Mclnnis 93.75 

Eev. C. M. Gibbs 83.34 

E. L. Dupuy 50.00 

Eev. D. L. Jones 41.66 

Eev. J. A. Caligan 33.34 

Chas. A. Creech, insurance on Lassiter School House .. 10.80 

Eev. J. A. McMurray, Manager P.P.P 4.48 

Time deposit 2,500.00 

Total $11,107.83 

Balance in treasury $ 1,665.79 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 203 

Johnston and Harnett Fund 

On hand April 1, 1920 $ 406.56 

Eeceived from 20 societes 420.60 

Total - $ 827.16 

Disbursements 

Eev. A. T. Lassiter •-- $ 600.00 

Balance in treasury $ 227.16 

Building Fund 

On hand April 1, 1920 $ 122.85 

Eeceived during the year 537.30 

Total $ 660.15 

Disbursements 

Eev. C. E. Clarke $ 515.15 

Eev. C. M. Gibbs 145.00 

Total $ 660.15 

Harnett Fund 
On time deposit $ 66.40 

Summary for the Year 

On hand April 1, 1920 $ 4,187.13 

Eeceived during the year 10,140.20 

Total $14,327.33 

Disbursed during the year $ 9,867.98 

Total balance $ 4,459.35 

Net gain for the year $ 272.22 

Gilbert Memorial Loan Fund 

In savings department April 1, 1920 $ 456.21 

Eeceived and deposited, interest during the year 44.64 

Total on time deposit $ 500.85 

Hebron Church note $ 100.00 

Eennert Church note 100.00 

Total fund * $ 700.85 

General Information 

The following eleven churches gave more than their apportionments: 
Benson, Buie's Creek, Centre, Dunn, Highland, Church in the Pines, Pitts- 
boro, Selma, Smithneld, Smyrna, Vass. 

The following thirteen gave their apportionments: Aberdeen, Elise, 
Fairmont, Laurinburg, Mizaph, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pocket, Pembroke, 
Eennert, Eex, Eowland, Sardis, Bunnlevel. 

The following ten gave nothing: Cameron Hill, Center Eidge, Elrod, 
Manly, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, North Lee, Progressive, Eoseneath, Spring Hill. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

J. J. HILL, Treasurer. 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of the Treas- 
urer and find them correct. 

LUCIUS McRAE, 
JNO. H. McKAY, 

Committee. 



It was ordered that insurance on the Home Mission property 
of the Presbytery be paid from the Presbyterial Home Mission 
Fund. Also that the Treasurer's salary be paid from the Home 
Mission Fund. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman preached the Presbyterial sermon . on 
Family Religion, from the text : Gen. 18 :19, after which the 
Presbyterial communion service was conducted by Rev. Messrs. 
J. K. Hall and A. T. Lassiter, assisted by ruling elders Dr. Gil- 
bert McLeod, Preston Woodall, A. L. James and J. C. Williams. 

It was ordered that Presbytery meet this afternoon at 2 
o'clock, and at 3 o'clock recede from business to give the com- 
mittees opportunity to meet and prepare their reports. 

The Moderator announced the following standing committees : 

1. Bills and Overtures: E. C. Murray, R. A. McLeod, R. G. Matheson, 
patrick, A. C. Ray. 

2. Calls and Supplies: Eugene Alexander, C. E. Clarke, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, A. C. Ray. 

3. Judicial: I. N. Clegg, W. C. Brown, Dougald Munroe, N. D. Mc- 
Crimmon. 

4. Nominations: M. D. McNeill, John McSween, G. E. Moorehouse. 

5. Minutes of Synod: J. F. Menius, W. C. Brown, R. R. Vann. 

6. Leave of Absence: I). L. Jones, C. L. Wicker, A. C. McDonald. 

7. Printed Minutes: C. R. Bailey, A. T. Lassiter. 

8. Narrative: L. A. McLaurin, A. L. James, J. F. Patterson. 

9. Sessional Records: John A. McMurray, D. M. McGeachy, C. M. 
Gibbs, W. L. Wilson, A. S. Anderson, H. M. Dixon, L. Cook Campbell, 
Joseph A. McBryde, Preston Woodall, W. E. Evans, J. H. Kennedy, J. A. 
McGeachy, T. A. Riddle, Calvin McNeill. 

10. Orders: C. K. Taff'e, J. J. Hill, J. K. Hall. 

A communication from the President of Davidson College 
was referred to the committee on Christian Education. 

A request from Raven Rock Church for the services of Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick as Stated Supply was referred to the commit- 
tee on Calls and Supplies. 



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A call from West End Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. R. G. Matheson was referred to the committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay presented a certificate of dismission from 
the Presbytery of Macon, and, after due examination, was re- 
ceived as a member of this Presbytery, and his name was en- 
rolled after signing the usual obligations. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. R. H. Viser as as- 
sistant pastor of the Church in the Pines, reported this duty 
performed on January 9, 1921. Approved. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. R. A. McLeod as 
pastor of Galatia Church, reported this duty performed on 
March 6, 1921. Approved. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Wilson 
School House made the following report which was adopted: 

The commission met at the School House at 11 A. M. on the 30th of 
January 1921, with the following members present : Rev. Messrs. J. F. 
Menius and R. F. Kirkpatrick and ruling elders D. M. McLean and J. 
S. Bethea. After a sermon by Rev. J. F. Menius, the commission was 
constituted with prayer, Rev. J. F. Menius acting as chairman, and Elder 
J. S. Bethea as clerk. Seventeen persons were received by letter from 
various churches, and two on profession of faith. The chairman pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, and declared the church organized. 
Two elders and two deacons were elected, but as they wished more time 
in which to consider the matter, their ordination and installation were 
postponed to a future date. Raven Rock was chosen as the name of the 
church, and two dollars and a half per year was fixed by the commission 
as the Presbyterial assessment. The commission adjourned with prayer. 

J. S. BETHEA, Clerk. 

Petitions from Ephesus and Raven Rock churches, the one 
for the privilege of changing terms of call and the other ask- 
ing for the services of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick as Stated Supply, 
were referred to the committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Presbytery took recess until two o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON 

Presbytery met at 2 o'clock P. M., and resumed business. 
Rev. D. L. Jones led the Presbytery in prayer. 

Rev. W. M. Hunter, of Concord Presbytery, was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Lake 
View made the following report which was adopted : 

The commission held two meetings at Lake View chapel with all mem- 
bers present, and performed the duties assigned according to the consti- 



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tutional requirements. The organization was completed February 6, 1921, 
with forty members — thirty-eight of whom were received by letter from 
the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville, and two on confession of 
faith. Two elders and one deacon were ordained and installed. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

WM. E. HILL, Secretary. 

A call from Lake View Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. L. Cook Campbell was read, found in order and placed 
in his hands. 

The following resolution, regarding the division of the Pres- 
bytery into two Presbyteries, was adopted : 

That a committee consisting of one minister and one elder from each of 
the nine counties embraced in the Presbytery be appointed to consider 
and recommend to the Presbytery suitable and convenient lines for the 
division of the Presbytery to form two Presbyteries, and to report at the 
next stated meeting. 

Following is the committee later appointed on recommenda- 
tion of the Nominating Committee. 

Eev. W. S. Golden, Mr. J. H. Kennedy, Cumnock; Eev. E. C. Murray, 
Dr. G. H. West, Fairmont; Eev. V. E. Gaston, Mr. D. A. McLauchlin, 
Vass; Eev. C. E. Bailey, Mr. A. L. James, Laurinburg; Eev. W. C. Brown, 
Mr. Murdoch McLeod, Timberland; Eev. A. E. McQueen, Mr. Felix Mc- 
Kay, Duke; Eev. C. L. Wicker, Mr. A. C. Eay, Pittsboro; Eev. A. T. 
Lassiter, Mr. J. T. Edgerton, Kenly; Eev. J. A. McMurray, Mr. J. C. 
Williams, Godwin. 

Rev. W. M. Hunter, of Concord Presbytery, addressed the 
Presbytery in the interest of Schools and Colleges. 
Presbytery took recess until 8 o'clock this evening. 

SECOND DAY— EVENING 

Presbytery met at 8 o'clock P. M. The report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions being the special order of the day, 
the meeting was placed in charge of Rev. J. K. Hall, chairman, 
who read the report. This was received, and, pending its adop- 
tion, Presbytery heard a splendid address by Dr. A. A. McFay- 
den on "Lights and Shadows on Medical Mission Work in 
China." 

. The report of the committee, which was received as informa- 
tion, revealed many encouraging facts — especially that 4,600 
members have been added to the native churches during the 
past year, 469 more than last year; 43 new missionaries have 
been sent out, and there has been no loss to our mission work 
by death or retirement. The expense of the work for the past 



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year was $1,270,402.58. The income from which this expense 
was to be met was $1,190,816.34, leaving a deficit for the year of 
$79,586.24. The total deficit March 31st, was $243,026.58. The 
native churches contributed during the year $307,285.00 — a 
surprising and gratifying sum. 

The recommendations were taken up seriatim and adopted 
as follows : 

1. We urge upon our people renewed consecration and greater self- 
sacrifice that our benevolent work be adequately supported. 

2. That Eev. K. D. Bedinger 's ' ' Triumphs of the Gospel in the Congo ' ' 
be designated as the Foreign Mission text book for the year. 

3. That individuals, societies and churches be urged to assume definite 
obligations for definite parts of the Foreign Mission work. 

4. That special attention be called to the desperate need for missionary 
doctors and nurses, and that Presbytery again ask all pastors and sessions 
to forward to the executive committee of Foreign Missions the names of 
doctors and nurses of known piety and other necessary qualifications. 

5. That the Assembly's Seven Year plan of missionary education in the 
Sunday School be again approved. 

6. That Presbytery call attention to the Gifu Building Fund and ask 
that all subscriptions to this fund be paid as promptly as possible. 

J. K. HALL, Chairman. 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis, of Concord Presbytery, was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. Rev. G. "W. 
Perry, of the M. E. Church, South, and Rev. G. A. Askew, of 
the Baptist Church, were introduced and asked to sit as visiting- 
brethren. 

It was made the special order of the day tomorrow morning, 
immediately after devotional exercises, to hear the report of the 
Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis presented a letter of dismission from 
Concord Presbytery, which was received, and, after due exam- 
ination, he was received as a member of this Presbytery, after 
signing the usual obligations, and his name enrolled. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies submits the following report: 

1. We recommend that the call of the Mt. Vernon Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. Jonas Barclay for two services per month at a 
salary of $350.00 per annum be found in order and placed in his hands. 

2. We recommend that the call of the Pittsboro Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. Jonas Barclay for three services per month at a salary 
of $450.00 per annum be found in order and placed in his hands. 



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3. We recommend that Rev. F. L. Johnson be allowed to continue as 
Stated Supply of the Laurel Hill and Smyrna churches under same terms 
as before until the fall meeting of Presbytery. 

4. We recommend that the Ephesus Church be allowed to amend its 
call to Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick to read "$270.00 per annum" instead of 
of $200.00 per annum and be commended for their action. 

5. We recommend that Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick be allowed to serve the 
Raven Rock Church as Stated Supply, one service per month at a salary 
of $120.00 per annum until the fall meeting of Presbytery, effective 
February 1, 1921. 

6. We recommend that the call of the West End Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. R. G. Matheson for two services per month at a salary 
of $400.00 per annum be found in order and placed in his hands. 

7. We recommend that the call of the Smithfield Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. Neill Mclnnis at a salary of $1,250.00 per annum be 
found in order and placed in his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 
G. F. KIRKPATRICK, 
C. E. CLARKE, 
A. C. RAY. 

The following commissions were appointed to install Rev. 
Jonas Barclay as pastor of Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
churches : At Pittsboro, Wednesday night, June 15, 1921, 
Rev. W. E. Hill to preside and preach; Rev. C. K. Taffe to 
charge the people, and Rev. E. L. Siler to charge the pastor. 
Elders on the commission : Dr. W. A. Monroe, Sanf ord, and R. R. 
Yann, Mt. Vernon Springs. At Mt. Vernon Springs, Sunday, 
May 29, 1921, Rev. W. S. Golden to preside and preach, Rev. L. 
Smith to charge the pastor, and Rev. C. L. Wicker to charge 
the people. Elders to complete the commission : Mr. A. C 
Ray and Mr. J. M. Mclver. 

The permanent committee on the Sabbath made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SABBATH 

Your committee has nothing specially to report at this time. But we 
desire to call attention to certain conditions existing which give cause 
for alarm. One of the greatest is that the Divine Command with regard 
to keeping the Sabbath is being entirely ignored. According to the news- 
papers, lobbyists are being sent to the various state legislatures by inter- 
ested parties, such as commercialized athletic associations, and motion 
picture concerns, working for admendment to existing "Blue Laws," so- 
called, to provide for "LOCAL OPTION," on Sunday baseball, and ex- 
hibitions by shows on the Lord's Day. 

Your committee would urge all pastors and elders to be alert in their 
own communities in relation to this matter. 

It sounds so perfectly proper, and so thoroughly democratic that peo- 
ple should have the right to decide these matters by vote, that there is 



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danger of our becoming Paganized as a nation. For, if the people may 
have the power of decision as to whether ONE of God's commandments 
shall be kept or abrogated, then the question will naturally arise: May 
not the people in any community decide whether they shall keep ANY of 
God's commandments? 

If the keeping of the FOUKTH Commandment can be decided by 
popular vote in the States of Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Florida ; why not 
Nevada, California, North Carolina, and other States also decide whether 
or not they shall keep the SIXTH, the SEVENTH and the EIGHTH Com- 
mandnlents; and thus entirely ignore the Divine Authority? 

Your committee has no recommendations, but would suggest that each 
pastor and ruling elder in this Presbytery use their utmost efforts to 
keep out of their churches all lantern lectures, moving pictures, and pag- 
eants, and all other so-called ' ' Attractions, ' ' which may be used by the 
enemies of the Sabbath as an excuse, or as an argument in favor of their 
contention that the people NEED or REQUIRE such recreation on the 
Sabbath Day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, 
I. N. CLEGG, 

Committee. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, 
closing with prayer by Rev. C. G. Vardell. 

THIRD DAY— MORNING 

Presbytery met at 9 o'clock A. M. and engaged in devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. E. C. Murray. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, amended and 
adopted. 

It was made the second order of the day, this morning, to 
hear Rev. A. W. Crawford in the interest of Synod's Home 
Missions. 

A communication from White Hill church was placed on 
the docket to come up in connection with the matter of the 
Vass call. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. R. G. Matheson 
as pastor of Culdee and Jackson Springs churches, reported 
these duties performed on the morning and evening of Januarv 
23, 1921. Approved. 

The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
Neill Mclnnis as pastor of Smithfleld church : Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen to preside and charge the pastor, Rev. A. T. Lassiter to 
preach and charge the people, with elder T. M. Benoy of Selma, 
to complete the commission. Time, May 11 at 8 o'clock P. M. 



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Evangelistic powers were conferred on Rev. Neill Mclnnis 
in that portion of his field which lies outside the bounds of an 
organized church. 

Rev. L. Cook Campbell signified his acceptance of the call 
of Lake View Church, and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him on the third Sabbath of May, 1921 ; Rev. 
D. L. Jones to preside and preach, Rev. R. A. McLeod to charge 
the pastor, Rev. L. Smith to charge the people, with ruling 
elder J. A. Knott, to complete the commission. 

The special order of the day, report of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, was taken up. The 
committee's report was received, showing thirteen candidates 
for the ministry under the care of Presbytery, and a total con- 
tribution by the Presbytery for the year, to the different de- 
partments of the Assembly's education work, of $11,067.56. 
For the year the churches of the Presbytery were apportioned 
$15,544.00 for Synodical schools and colleges. To this cause 
thirty-two churches contributed $2,404.03, leaving a deficit of 
$13,139.97. The attention of pastors and church treasurers is 
called to this fact. The churches are urged to see that their ap- 
portionments for schools and colleges are paid in full, and all 
funds sent, for the next two years, to Rev. W. L. Wilson, Hemp, 
N. C, for the purpose of erecting a girls' dormitory, unless 
otherwise designated. The recommendations of the committee 
were taken up seriatim and adopted as follows : 

1. That aid be granted as follows: Mrs. F. P. Coble $200.00; Mrs. 
Cornelia E. Steele $240.00; Mrs. Flora J. McLauchlin $200.00; Eev. J. 
Mel. Wicker $600.00; and Candidate Wm. Murdoch McLeod $100.00. 

2. At the request of the Board of Trustees of Elise High School, we 
recommend that the following additional trustees be elected for a term 
of three years: Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. .Rankin, 
Fayetteville; and Mrs. J. M. Mclver, Gulf. 

3. That pastors, officers and all Christian people labor unceasingly to 
increase the number of candidates for the ministry. 

4. That the Presbytery respectfully overture the Generay Assembly not 
to adopt the Standards of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 
of the Southern States. 

5. That Presbytery overture the Assembly to see that loans made by 
the Executive Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief to 
Candidates for the Ministry be made in form of a note containing a pro- 
vision that the loan be cancelled in case of death or disability before 
ordination, or on the date of ordination. 

6. That Presbytery hereby authorize the Trustees of Flora Macdonald 
College to underlake tl e ra'sing of the sum of one million dollars for 



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that institution, at such time and by such methods as may seem to them 
best, and that this sum or any part of it, shall be applied to the needs 
of the institution as, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, may 
seem wisest. 

A. E. McQUEEN, Secretary. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford addressed the Presbytery in the in- 
terest of Synod's Home Missions, and made the following report, 
which was approved and admitted to record : 

REPORT OF THE HOME MISSION COMMITTEE OF THE SYNOD 

TO THE 

PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

FOR THE WORK DONE IN ITS BOUNDS FOR THE YEAR 

APRIL 1920— APRIL 1921 

In the year the Synod has aided in the support of six men in the local 
fields of the Presbytery, namely: Bev. Messrs. A. T. Lassiter, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, W. L. Wilson, D. M. McGeachy, J. F. Menius, E. G. Matheson. 

These faithful servants of God served 20 of the weak churches of' the 
Presbytery and 14 other mission stations. They reported 134 additions to 
their churches on profession and 101 by letter and the organization of 
6 new Sunday Schools and 2 churches. 

The Evangelists of the Synod held 17 meetings in the Presbytery, 
namely : 

Bev. William Black — Shiloh, Mt. Vernon Springs, Kennert, Pembroke. 

Bev. O. G. Jones, D.D. — Pinehurst, Bethel, Elise, Ashpole, Elrod. 

Bev. C. Conner Brown — Iona, Sanf ord, St. Andrews, Bock Branch. 

Bev. Leonard Gill — Hope Mills, Sherwood. 

Bev. George W. Lee — Pine view. 

Bev. S. B. Oglesby— Flat Branch. 

In these meetings 232 persons were added to the churches upon profes- 
sion of faith and 34 by letter. 

In all, through the labors of the Synod's evangelists and the men of 
the Presbytery in whose support we have a part, 333 persons were added 
to the churches of the Presbytery on profession and 135 by letter. 

The Synod's committee has expended in this work in the Presbytery 
$4,641.67, being an increase over last year of $1,629.67. 

It has made grants for church buildings as follows: 

Center Bidge, Spring Hill, Bunnlevel, Providence, $ 983.34 

It has expended in all in the year in the Presbytery $5,625.00 

It has received in contributions from the churches of the 

Presbytery $7,659.38 

The Synod's committee would call the especial attention of the Presby- 
tery at this time to the action of the last Synod on Work among Prison- 
er's; see Minutes 1920 Synod, pages 423, 424, namely: 

"That upon all our pastors in county seat towns and in reach of con- 
vict camps the burden and responsibility of this work be laid. That they 
be called upon to visit them in prison, to hold services for them and to 
do all in their power to bring to them the Gospel of Christ, remembering 



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that from his own lips came the words 'I was in prison and ye came 
unto me. ' 

' ' That our pastors in county seat towns be called upon to report upon 
this matter in the Fall Narrative for Synod. ' ' 

Eespectfully submitted, in behalf of the Home Mission Committee of 
the Synod. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, 

Chairman. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

The following records were approved without exception: Aberdeen, 
Antioch, Bethel, Bethesda, Bluff, Broadway, Buffalo, Bunnlevel, Cameron, 
Carthage, Centre, Church in the Pines, Church of the Covenant, Duke, Dun- 
darach, Dunn, Elise, Eureka, Fairmont, Fayetteville First, Flat Branch, 
Galatia, Gibson, Grove, Gulf, Harnett, Highland, Hope Mills, Iona, Jack- 
son Springs, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Lillington, Lumber Bridge, Manly, 
Maxton, McPherson, Montpelier, Parkton, Philadelphus, Pinehurst, Pitts- 
boro, Raeford, Red Springs, Rex, Rowland, Sardis, Shannon, Sherwood, 
Smyrna, St. Andrews, Summer ville, Union, Westminster, White Hill. 

The following churches failed to submit their records for review: Big 
Rockfish, Centre Ridge, Ephesus, Godwin, Haywood, Jonesboro, Leaflet, 
McMillan, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, North Lee, Palestine, Roseneath, Selma, 
Smithfield. 

The following records were approved, w r ith exceptions, which have been 
written in the books: Ashpole, Barbecue, Bensalem, Buie's Creek, Cape 
Fear, Culdee, Cumnock, Cypress, Euphronia-, Hebron, Horseshoe, Kenly, 
Lumberton, Midway, Milton, Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Vernon Springs, Oak Grove, 
Oakland, Pembroke, Phillipi, Pineview, Pocket, Rennert, Rock Branch, 
Sandy Grove, Sanford, Shannon, Shiloh, Spence, St. Pauls, Vass, West End. 

JOHN A. McMURRAY, 

Chairman. 

Recess was taken until 2 o'clock P. M. 

THIRD DAY— AFTERNOON 

Presbytery met at 2 o'clock P. M., and was led in prayer by 
Rev. L. Cook Campbell. 

The Stated Clerk submitted report on Statistics, which was 
adopted and ordered sent to the General Assembly. (See Ap- 
pendix. ) 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence submitted the 
tabular report which was adopted and ordered forwarded to 



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the Assembly, and will be found printed in the Appendix. The 
following recommendation of the committee was also adopted : 

That Eev. Jno. A. McMurray be continued as Presbyterial Manager of 
the Progressive Campaign, with instructions to pursue the work of for- 
warding the interests of the campaign, with its several objectives, through- 
out the year, and that he be made a member of the Systematic Beneficence 
committee. 

W. E. HILL, 

Chairman. 

The Committee on General Assembly's Home Missions made 
the following report which was adopted: 

Your committee would again call the attention of the Presbytery to 
the very great disparity between contributions of the Presbytery to this 
cause, and the apportionments appearing in tables recommended by the 
Presbytery, much greater than in the case of any other cause for which 
apportionments are made. The apportionments of the churches amount 
to $19,294.00, while the contributions amount to only $10,195.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. E. HILL, 

Chairman. 

The Committee on the Narrative made report which was 
received and approved. It was ordered sent to the General As- 
sembly, and will be found printed in the Appendix. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin tendered his resignation as trustee of 
Elise High School, which was accepted with regret and appre- 
ciation of his faithful services. Rev. C. K. Taffe was elected to 
fill out the unexpired term. 

The committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery made 
the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee has examined the printed minutes of the called meet- 
ing at Red Springs, adjourned meetings at Fayetteville and Laurinburg, 
and 215th stated meeting at Buffalo, and, as far as they are able to 
judge, finds them correct and in good shape. 

We therefore recommend that the official copy of the printed minutes, 
as attested by the Stated Clerk, be adopted as the official records of this 
Presbytery. 

CHARLES R. BAILEY, 
A. T. LASSITER, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures reported that nothing 
had come into their hands and asked to be discharged. Report 
approved and request granted. 

The Committee on Sabbath Schools made report which was 
adopted and ordered forwarded to the General Assembly. This 



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report will be found in the Appendix. This committee also 
made the following report which was adopted: 

1. We have examined the records as submitted and would call the 
attention of Presbytery to the fact that some of the churches leave blank 
some of the questions asked and evidently answer some others without 
clearly understanding the import of the same, as for example the number 
of organized classes reported, viz., 96. 

2. Thirteen (13) of our churches report no Sabbath School. 

3. Of the 119 Sabbath Schools reported only 94 report that they are 
under control of the Session. 

4. Only 91 of our Schools report a session of 12 months, the remainder 
being open from six months to 10 months. 

5. We would recommend: 

First, That this committee be empowered to hold a School of Methods 
in each county during the year, if the way be clear. 

Second, That the hour immediately preceding the Presbyterial Sermon 
at the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery be given to the report of this 
committee. 

W. S. GOLDEN, 

Chairman. 

The following were elected commissioners to the General 
Assembly : 

Principals Alternates 

Kev. W. S. Golden Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 

Rev. E. Alexander Rev. R. A. McLeod 

Rev. C. E. Clarke Rev. C. R. Bailey 

Rev. G. E. Moorehouse Rev. E. L. Siler 

W. E. Evans, M.D J. H. Kennedy 

D. S. Poole A. R. McEachern 

A. T. McCallum '. S. B. McLean 

A. L. James Chas. Rankin 

The committee on Nominations made the following report, 
which was received and adopted : 

Your committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That Rev. Jonas Barclay be appointed on the committee on Ec- 
clesiastical History to take the place of Rev. R. M. Phillips removed 
from our bounds. 

2. That the following be re-elected as trustees of Flora Macdonald 
College: Exit Spring 1924, Rev. J. K. Hall, J. L. McMillan, M.D., A. T. 
McCallum, A. W. McLean, Dr. J. A. McDonald, Toronto, Canada. 

3. That the following be appointed as trustees of Donaldson Academy 
to succeed A. A. McKeithan, J. H. Currie and John Elliott, deceased: 
J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, D. G. McKeithan. 



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4. That Kev. E. C. Murray be appointed to preach the Presbyterial 
Sermon at the fall meeting of Presbytery, with Kev.. A. R. McQueen as 
alternate. Subject: "The Deity of Jesus." 

Respectfully submitted, 

m. d. McNeill, 

Chairman. 

The following report on Orphans' Homes was received and 
adopted : 

Our work at Barium Springs Orphans' Home is going forward satis- 
factorily. The work is well sustained, but can be and should be better 
sustained. Fayetteville Presbytery's apportionment for the support of 
this institution was $8,950.00. The amount contributed by our churches 
is $11,325.56, making $2,375.00 more than the apportionment. Never- 
theless we note the fact that 41 churches have not met their apportion- 
ments in full and 17 churches contributed nothing. We would ask that 
all churches be urged to meet their apportionments in full, and that the 
Sunday Schools be asked to give one Sunday in each month to this 
worthy cause, which sorely needs their aid and prayers. 

A. S. ANDERSON, 

Chairman. 

The following commission was appointed to install Rev. R. 
G. Matheson as pastor of West End Church: Rev. C. K. Taffe 
to preside, preach and charge the pastor, Rev. W. L. Wilson to 
charge the people, Mr. Hugh McKenzie, of Culdee, to complete 
the commission. Time : Fourth Sunday in May at 11 A. M. 

Rev. I. H. Russell, colored, of the U. S. A. Presbyterian 
Church was introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding 
member. 

The following report on Spring and Summer Evangelistic 
Campaign was received and adopted : 

Harnett, John McSween; Summerville, C. Conner Brown; Ephesus, 
J. A. McMurray; Raven Rock, A. T. Lassiter; Hebron, L. Cook Campbell; 
Leaflet, Eugene Alexander; Bunnlevel, W. C. Brown; Flat Branch, C. R. 
Bailey; Sardis, E. C. Murray; Duke, O. G. Jones; Westminister, I. N. 
Clegg; Phillipi, E. L. Siler; Sunnyside, C. Conner Brown; Big Rockfish, 
J. F. Menius; Nursery S. H., L. Smith; Stewarts S. H., C. M. Gibbs; 
Alaska, A. T. Lassiter; Four Oaks, W. C. Brown; Roseneath, D. M. Mc 
Geachy; Jernigan S. H., A. R. McQueen; Benson, W. S. Golden; Mt. 
Pisgah, L. Smith ; Palestine, L. Smith ; Parkton, C. Connor Brown ; Spring 
Hill, L. Smith; Union, L. Smith; Richmond Mills, L. Smith; Richmond 
Mills, Mm. Black; McMillan, Leonard Gill; Rex, G. F. Kirkpatrick; 
Culdee, A. S. Anderson; Cameron Hill, J. K. Hall; Oak Grove, J. M. 
Milard; Bethel, Leonard Gill; Flowers Tabernacle, A. R. McQueen; Oak- 
land, J. J. Hill; Spence, C. M. Gibbs; Providence, L. Smith; Euphronia, 
L. Smith; Pocket, R. A. McLeod; Horseshoe, Neill Mclnnis; Cumnock, 
D. L. Jones; Gulf, W. E. Hill; Buie's Creek, C. B. Craig; Cape Fear, 
A. T. Lassiter; Pineview, L. Cook Campbell; Raeford Tabernacle, J. A. Mc- 



216 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

Muray; Kenly, E. C. Murray; Church of the Covenant, C. E. Clarke; 
Bensalem, E. G. Matheson; Pinehurst, O. G. Jones. 

We earnestly recommend that all necessary preparation be made by 
the ministers and congregations with whom these evangelistic services 
are to be held, and that prayer and song services be held for several 
days before the coming of the brother appointed to conduct the evangelis- 
tic services, and every effort be made to secure a good attendance and 
have the people interested at the beginning of the meetings. 

L. SMITH, 

Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the following re- 
port which was adopted. Your committee recommends that the 
following be excused : 

1. For absence from Tuesday night's session: Rev. Messrs. E. H. 
Viser and V. E. Gaston, and elder Edwin Morgan. 

2. For absence until Wednesday night's session: Eev. L. C. Camp- 
bell. 

3. After Tuesday night's session: Eev. D. M. McGeachy and elder 
H. T. Smith. 

4. After Wednesday afternoon's session: Eev. F. L. Johnston and 
elders E>. J. Campbell, J. D. Stewart, Fairley Monroe, Lee Cameron, E. 
D. Braddy, A. C. Ray, N. E. Poe, D. E. Shaw, P. P. Ray,' A. J. Jones, D. B. 
McQueen, J. S. McNeill, W. J. McDiarmid. 

5. After Wednesday night 's sesison : Rev. Messrs. A. S. Anderson, 
and R. H. Viser, and elders Alex McNeill, J. M. McMillan, J. C. Williams, 
J. G. Hughes, Edwin Morgan, Calvin McNeill. 

6. After Thursday morning's session: Rev. Messrs. J. W. Goodman, 
and Neill Mclnnis, and elders A. J. Bain, J. A. McBryde, E. S. Edmund- 
son, A. H. White and R. B. Wicker, R. M. Pearsall, F. M. McKay, J. A. 
McKay, G. M. Mclntyre. 

7. From absence from fall meeting at Buffalo, except second day: Rev. 
J. F. Menius and elder W. T. Bailey. 

8. For absence from the fall meeting of Presbytery: Rev. H. M. Dixon. 

D. L. JONES, 

Chairman. 

The committee on Laymen's Association made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your committee appointed at last Fall's meeting of Presbytery to 
organize the laymen of each church in our bounds into a Laymen 's Associa- 
tion, would respectfully report to Presbytery that there has been no meet- 
ing of the committee held as yet, and that practically no work has been 
done by the individual members of this committee, except a Laymen's 
Association has been organized in the Carthage Presbyterian Church, with 
30 charter members. We wish to acknowledge the able and effective as- 
sistance of the Rev. Messrs. W. S. Golden and V. R. Gaston in the organ- 
ization. At the invitation of Rev. V. R. Gaston, Rev. Messrs. C. K. 
Taffe and W! S. Golden addressed a meeting in Bethesda Church at Aber- 
deen to arouse and infuse new life into a Laymen 's Association already 
organized in that church. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 217 

We recommend, first, that each church through its elders and deacons 
endeavor to organize their laymen into a Laymen's Association. 

Second, That this movement be given the prayerful consideration of 
each pastor and session of each church. 

GILBEET McLEOD. 

The Judicial Committee reported that nothing had come into 
their hands and asked to be discharged. Report approved and 
request granted. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it do so to 
meet at Fayetteville First Church, Tuesday, June 7, 1921, at 
12:15 P. M. 

The following resolution of thanks was unanimously adopted 
by a rising vote : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to express its hearty apprecia- 
tion of the splendid hospitality and many courtesies extended it during 
its stay, by the good people of the Carthage churches. The Presbytery 
would also express its thanks to the pastor and people of the Carthage 
Church for their efforts at making our stay pleasant and in expediting 
the business of the Presbytery. Especially do we wish to record our 
thanks to the members of the choir for the pleasure and inspiration de- 
rived from their beautiful and uplifting music. 

G. F. KIEKPATEICK. 

The matter of the Vass call for the pastoral services of Rev. 
M. D. McNeill, and the request of the White Hill Church, were 
referred to Rev. L. Smith, with instruction to confer with all 
parties interested and report at the adjourned meeting in June. 

It was ordered that the Presbyterial tax of Rowland and 
Ashpole churches be changed to $35.00 for Rowland, and $45.00 
for Ashpole. 

The Committee on Church Societies made report which was 
received and adopted, and ordered forwarded to the General 
Assembly. This will be found printed in the Appendix. 

The report of the Home Mission Committee, through its 
chairman, Rev. H. G. Hill, revealed progress along all lines, and 
a total addition to the churches of our mission field of 49 by 
profession and letter. 

The following recommendations were taken up seriatim and 
adopted : 

1. That Bunnlevel Church continue to be supplied by Eev. C. M. 
Gibbs, for 12 months, at a salary of $100.00. 

2. That $100.00 be appropriated for one year for manse rent for 
Eev. C. M. Gibbs ' field, for the benefit of Plat Branch Church. 

3. That North Lee Church be supplied another year by Eev. W. S. 
Golden, on terms agreeable to him and the church. 



218 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

4. That Rennert Church be supplied by Eev. E. C. Murray for one 
year on terms agreeable to him and the church. 

5. That Selma Church be placed with Rev. C. E. Clarke's group to 
be supplied by him for one year on a salary of $250.00. 

6. That Palestine be continued under the care of Fayetteville First 
Church, to be supplied for a year, by Rev. L. C. Campbell, on terms to be 
arranged by the church and Mr. Campbell. 

7. That Naomi Church be continued under the care of Wagram Church, 
to be supplied by its pastor on terms agreeable to said pastor and Naomi 
church. 

8. That $1,100.00 be appropriated to the Chatham County field, com- 
posed of Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro and Haywood churches, with 
mission points to be served by Rev. Jonas Barclay as Chatham County 
evangelist, the sum to be apportioned as follows: Pittsboro $50.00, Mt. 
Vernon Springs $150.00, Haywood $400.00, and the mission field $500.00. 
We also recommend that Rev. Jonas Barclay be given evangelistic powers 
in his mission field. 

9. That Grove Church be supplied for one year by Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen on terms agreeable to him and the church. 

10. That $50.00 be added to Rev. C. L. Wicker's salary in the Gulf 
field, from the Home Mission Fund. 

11. That $60.00 arrears in manse rent for Buie 's Creek Church be 
paid from the Home Mission Fund. 

12. That a loan of $100.00 from the Gilbert Memorial Fund to Raven 
Rock Church be endorsed by Presbytery. 

H. G. HILL, 

Chairman. 

The following recommendations of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee were placed on the docket for the adjourned meeting 
in June : 

1. That McPherson Church be placed in Rev. D. L. Jones' group to 
be served by him for one year at least one Sunday morning per month at 
a salary of $400.00 per annum. 

2. That Phillipi Church be placed in Rev. R. A. McLeod's group to be 
served by him, one Sunday morning per month, on a salary of $300.00 
per annum. 

3. That Shannon Church be continued for another year under the 
care of Rev. J. J. Hill on terms agreeable to him and that church. 

Rev. Jno. A. McMurray was relieved of the chairmanship of 
the Committee on Sessional Records, and the matter of his 
successor was referred to the Nominating Committee to report 
at the adjourned meeting in June. 

The selection of the time for the fall meeting was docketed 
until the adjourned meeting. 

The Stated Clerk was authorized to have enough copies of 
the minutes of this meeting printed to supply each minister 
and elder in the Presbytery with a copy. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 



219 



The Presbyterial manager made report of his work in the 
Presbyterian Progressive Program campaign, which was re- 
ceived as information. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

The roll was called and absentees noted. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and the benedic- 
tion, to meet at Fayetteville First Church. June 7th, proximo, 
at 12 :15 P. M. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator, 

D. S. POOLE, Temporary Clerk, 

E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : 

E. L. SILER, 
Stated Clerk. 



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7,980 

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896 


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220 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

APPENDIX 

I. REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE 

Objects No. Cong. Contributing Amounts 

1. Foreign Missions 

2. Assembly's Home Missions 86 

3. Synod's Home Missions 

4. Presbytery's Home Missions 

5. Congregational Home Missions 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 

7. Sabbath School Extension and Publication 

8. Educational Institutions 

9. To Bible Cause 

10. Orphan Homes 

11. French and Belgium Eelief Work of Our 

Assembly 

Total $126,955 

Does the Presbytery call upon the churches that fail to make any of 
the collections ordered to give their reasons for failure? No. 

How many of your churches report the adoption of the Assembly 's 
Every Member Canvass Plan? 72. 

Chairman of Presbytery's Permanent Committee of Systematic Benefi- 
cence '. 

W. E. HILL, D. D., Fayetteville, N. C. 

EUGENE L. SILER, Stated Clerk, Maxton, N. C. 

II. REPORT ON CHURCH SOCIETIES 



Number of Societies reported 

Total membership 

Benevolent Contributions 

1. Foreign Missions 

2. Assembly's Home Missions 

3. Synod's Home Missions 

4. Presbytery's Home Missions 

5. Congregational Home Missions 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial 

Relief 

7. Sunday School Extension and Pub- 

lication 

8. Educational Institutions 

9. Bible Cause 

10. Orphans' Homes 

11. Current Expenses and Contingent 

Fees 348 420 166 

12. Miscellaneous Contributions 5,081 956 291 





Christian Endeavor 


Men and 


Women's 


and Young People's 


Boys 


Societies 


Societies 


Societies 


78 


62 


9 


2,287 


1,900 


202 


7,062 


486 


954 


1,610 


57 




896 


60 


12 


1,608 


39 




1,058 


36 


30 


2,239 


212 
25 




343 


25 




4,033 


70 




131 


6 




7,018 


265 





13. Total for all purposes 31,441 2,632 1,453 

Are they under the control of the Sessions — i. e., have the Sessions 
approved their organization, constitution and method of work? Yes. 
What form of Church Work do they do? General. 
Has your Presbytery a Woman 's Auxiliary, and how many societies are 
affiliated with it? Yes. 82 societies. 

EUGENE L. SILER, 

Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 221 

III. NARRATIVE OF CHRISTIAN LI7E AND WORK 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs of the 
church membership and communities are being adequately met? 81 
churches, 2 or more services each month; 26 only 1 service. 

2. What per cent of membership are reported as attending church 
services: Morning? 75 per cent; Evening? 55 per cent; Prayer Meeting? 
20 per cent (28 churches). 

3. Total additions to church reported for year: On profession 663; 
by letter 532. 

4. How many additions to the church from the Sabbath Schools during 
year? 526. 

5. How many evangelistic services were held by the churches during 
the year? 70; effect of services on churches and communities: Improve- 
ment 45. No improvement 25. 

6. How many families hold family worship? 339; how many members 
in the Family Altar League? 28. 

7. How many Communion Services were held during the year? 213 
in 103 churches; per cent of members reported as attending? 77 per cent. 

8. Do the members observe the Lord's Day? Yes. 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for baptism? 
58, yes; 36, no. 

10. Are the catechisms taught the children by the parents? 58, yes; 
12, no. 

11. Are the catechisms taught in the "Sabbath Schools? 92, yes; 13, no. 

12. Do pupils memorize the Scriptures? 65, yes. Hymns? 27, yes. 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of Life and 
Possessions? Yes. 6, no. 

14. How many members tithe or give a definite proportion of their 
income? 241. 

15. Did the churches pay in full their apportionment for benevolences? 
19, yes; 82 no. 

16. Were pastors' salaries fully and promptly paid? 63, yes; 25, not 
fully. Were there any salary increases during the year? 43 churches 
increased salary. 

17. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the churches? 
Some. 9 report much. 

18. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their own 
bounds? 37, yes; 65, no. 

19. Were efforts made by pastors and Sessions to secure recruits for 
the ministry? 52 yes, pulpit only 21, no, 31. 

E. L. SILEE, 

Stated Clerk, 

Maxton, N. C. 



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25 




28 


fi 




.__„_ 


37 


31 






12S 


19 


138 


387 


Midway 




ft 


40 




45 


2 


10 


4 








21 






20 


36 


35 


126 




} 


12 
4 

8 


50 

21 — 
92 __ 




62 

25 

100 
























54 
10 

188 


"321 


54 




~~T 


5 
23 




















15 


Montpelier 




9 






hi 


44 






105 


706 


Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Tabor 


1 


q 


89 __ 




98 








f> 


10 




5 


5 






ft 


49 




72 




8 
8 


42 - 


— 


50 

77 
























15 
55 


~~16 


15 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


05 


4 


in 


20 










fi 


10 __ 






107 






6 


90 






26 


1 




















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15 


Oakland __ 




12 

4 


99 
36 


23 


35 


169 
40 


4 














29___ 


— 


15 


81 
10 


7 


132 


Palestine 














10 


Parkton ._ _ _ 




15 


185 






200 


16 


5 


31 


85 


10 






31 — 




52 




565 


Pembroke _ _ _ _ 




10 


76 






86 






















2 2oL_!_ 


90 


Philadelphia __ 




9 


80 


fi 




95 


















fi 


371 25 


68 






5 


50 


16 




71 
















24 




15 


17 


56 


Pine view * 




4 
5 


50 
34 






54 
39 


3 




















30__._ 
28' 


30 


Pittsboro 














5 _ _ 




9,9; 


55 


Pocket _ 




8 
19 


87 
250 


"26 




95 
295 


11 
34 




















23 

299, 36 


23 


Raeford 


10 


7 


12 9 


10 


32 


67 140 




284 


915 


Raven Rock 




7 
16 


38 
199, 


~ii 


"44 


45 


1 


















15 10 
201 100 


25 


Red Springs — _ 


85 


10 


10 15 




ft 


57 5 


9, 


18 


458 






5 
9 
9 
5 
16 


25 

109 

56 

55 

154 


■ 7 




30 

120 

72 

60 

170 


3 
2 
5 












2 


1 


6 


13 

67 j 31 

92 ! 

20| 

81 | 171 


22 


Rex 


7 




1 




7 


14 
9 
7 

31 




126 


Rock Branch _ 




i 






— 


22 


123 












27 
474 


Rowland 


4 






11 


50 








130 


Salem ___ 




6 
16 

7 
4 
6 

8 

19; 


56 
225 
58 
25 
19 
95 
88 


"36 

~~7 


"81 


62 

358 

65 

29 

25 

103 

107 
















2 

31 





5 
165 


12' 

240, 118 
49 29 

38 22 

22 1 

79| 20 

92 99Q 


19 


Sanford 


12 

17 












26 


580 

83 


Sardis _ 












5 
3 




Selma 
















— 


10 


73 

22 


Sherwood _ 


6 

21 
4 














Shiloh 


171 


"9^ 


7 


~^6 


1^1 


20 

9?0 










126 


Smithfield 


97 






110 


1385 
52 


Smyrna 


2 
2 
9, 


7 

7 

20 

19 


60 
60 
171 

915 


49 


~w> 


67 

67 

191 

326 


3 




















23 


20 
64 
53 
164 
7 
31 
32 
98 
35 
39 
34 


9 
10 

8 
18 

"~"i 
""91 

40 
21 

19, 


Spence 














15 

7 
66 






89 


St. Andrews 


28 

19 














"l0 


"ft 


, 9 
115 


77 
599 

7 


St. Pauls 


60 


•>v> 


17 


15 




101 


Summerville _ __ 




5 

8 
8 
8 
8 

I 


20 
35 
40 
46 
48 
79 
92 






25 
43 

48 
54 
56 
87 
101 


1 
"2 










Sunnyside 


— 


1 










4 
6 

7 








40 


Union 








7 




— 


52 

107 

38 

5 


97 
318 


Vass _ _ 






15 






West End 












25 
8 


138 
80 
54 


Westminister 


2 












7 
8 






White Hill 












Totals 


119 


1170 


9082 


570 


668 


11490 


399 


716 


197 


S19 


242 


477 


702 


1135 317 


29 


3233 


7568 


4215 


19150 



224 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

Are your Schools under the control of the Session? 94 are. 

What special religious interest has there been in your Schools during 
the year? Eeported special interest from 42 schools, usually professions 
of faith of numbers of pupils. 

How many pupils joined the Church during the year? 399. 

How many Schools have the following departments: (1) Cradle Roll, 
29; (2) Beginners, 63; (3) Primary, 64; (4) Junior, 71; (5) Intermediate, 
51; (6) Senior, 49; (7) Young People's, 30; (8) Adult, 73; (9) Home, 
19; (10) Missionary, 3; (11) Teacher Training, 0; (12) Organized Classes 
—Secondary, (12-23) 47; Adult, (24 up) 49. 

How many Workers' Conferences are regularly held? 16. 

How many of your Schools have libraries? 28. 

How many of your Schools for a portion of the year? 91 are open 
entire year. 

To what extent is our own Sunday School literature used? Used in 
94 schools. 

What other literature is used? 2 use Cook's, 2 use S. S. Times, 2 use 
Olivet Cards, 1 uses Peloubet. 

Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 58. Hymns? 18. Catechisms? 87. 

How many Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes or Conventions were 
held within 3-our bounds during year? None. 

Presbytery 's Permanent Committee on Sabbath Schools, Y. P. Soci- 
eties and Publication: 

W. S. Golden, Sanford, N. C. 

J. W. Goodman, Red Springs, N. C, R. F. D. 

C. R. Bailey, Laurel Hill, N. C. 

A. T. Lassiter, Benson, N. C. 

John McSween, Rowland, N. C. 

A. C. Ray, Pittsboro, N. C. 

R. E. Carrington. 

EUGENE L. SILER, 

Stated Clerk, 
Maxton, N. C. 



On account of a Printers' strike in Richmond, it s im^ 
possible to get copies of our Statistical Table, so we are 
forced to send out the Minutes with this left out. 

E. L. Siler, S. C. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 
PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath — G. E. Moorehouse, J. D. A. Brown, I. N. Clegg, John Graham 

and A. E. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — (to be selected at ad- 

journed meeting.) 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassiter, Neill McNeill, and J. R. Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home — A. S. Anderson, W. L. Wilson, W. S. Weatherspoon 

and G. B. Patterson. 

7. Church Societies — V. R. Gaston, C. R. Bailey, and G. B. Patterson. 

8. Systematic Beneficence— W. E. Hill, H. G. Hill, A. R. McQueen, J. K. 

Hall, W. S. Golden, E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick and J. A. McMurray. 

9. Historical Committee.— E. L. Siler, J. K. Hall, W. C. Brown, J. A. 

McMurray, A. R. McQueen and D. P. McEachern. 

10. Auditing Committee — A. T. McCallum, J. H. McKay, Lucius McRae. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, J. K. Hall, A. S. Anderson, Fairley Murray 

and Fairley Patterson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science — C. L. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alexander, V. R. 

Gaston, D. M. McGeachy, I. N. Clegg. 

2. English Branches — C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alexander, J. F. Menius, 

C. E. Clarke and J. A. McAlister. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, W. L. 

Wilson, D. L. Jones, C. K. Taffe. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Murray and 

L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

6. Theology— H. G. Hill, J. J. Hill, H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, W. C. 

Brown. 

7. Church Government— L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, J. J. Hill, J. W. Goodman. 

8. Ecclesiastical History — R. A. McLeod, Jonas Barclay, W. L. Wilson, 

W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member-Canvass Plan, by which each member shall contribute 
regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is earnestly recom- 
mended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly des- 
ignates the following months for collections for the several causes, and 
for giving emphasis as an educational means : 

Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self -Denial Week in February; 
Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 



Home Missons — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, 1522 Hurt 
Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; Treas- 
urer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville, Ky. 

Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 North 
Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible House, New 
York, N. Y. 

Special Collection in Sabath Schools — First Sabbath in October; Treas- 
urer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, Rich- 
mond, Va. Offerings to be made at convenience of Churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and second Sabbath in June by the Sunday School — 
Synodical Home Missions ; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. Crawford, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

March — Schools and Colleges; Presbytery orders this sent for next two 
years to Rev. W. L. Wilson, Hemp, N. C, for Elise School. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday Schools 
— Orphans' Home; Treasurer, E. McS. Hyde, Barium Springs, 
N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Seminary; Treas- 
urer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. J. J. Hill, D.D., 
Red Springs, N. C. 



t**** 



MINUTES 

OF 



FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




ADJOURNED AND CALLED MEETINGS 
AT FAYETTEVILLE 

AND 

TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEENTH 

STATED MEETING 

AT CHURCH IN THE PINES 

LAUREL HILL, N. C. 

FALL, 1921 



DIRECTORY 

Rev. E. Alexander, Moderator Raeford, N. C. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, Stated and Permanent Cierk Maxton, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Temporary Clerk Lillington, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1922— Rev. E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1923 — Rev. A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall, 1925— A. L. James. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1922— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Exit Fall, 1923— Rev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. M. 

Mclver. 
Exit Fall, 1925— Rev. C. K. Taffe, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1922 — A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W J. Johnson. 

Exit Spring, 1923 — A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, S. B. McLean. 

Exit Spring, 1924 — Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, A. W. Mc- 
Lean, Dr. J. A. Macdonald, Toronto, Canada. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON ACADEMY 

C J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, G. M. 
Rose, D. G. McKeithan, A. J. Cook, J. W. McLauchlin, Rev. H. 
G. Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— H. G. Hill, J. A. McMurray, W. C. Brown, 

E. C. Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaurin, A. R. McQueen, 
E. F. Murray, J. D. Cole, and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Education and Ministerial Relief— A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, 

H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod, and W. DeB. Mc- 
Eachin. 

3. Foreign Missions — D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, J. C. McDiarmid, 

and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

4. Publication and Sunday School Work — John McSween, A. T. 

Lassiter, C. R. Bailey, J. W. Goodman, A. C. Ray, R. E. 
Carrington, and J. F. Menius. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 

E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, C. K. Taffe, R. A. McLeod, 
W. DeB. McEachin, and L. A. Mclnnis. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY. 

Fayetteville, N. C, June 7, 1921. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, according to adjournment, 
at 12:15 o'clock p. m., in the First Presbyterian Church, and 
was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. W. S. Golden, 
and led in prayer by Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The roll was made out and the following were found 
present and enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, J. J. Hill, L. Smith, W. S. Golden, 
Jno. A. McMurray, R. A. McLeod, D. L. Jones, C. R. Bailey, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, W. E. Hill, E. C. Murray, A. R. McQueen, 
C. M. Gibbs, J. W. Goodman, Eugene Alexander, W. C. 
Brown, V. R. Gaston, L. Cook Campbell, R. H. Viser, E. L. 
Siler. 

Ruling Elders: D. C. Gillis, Phillippi ; E. L. McNeill, 
Vass ; J. E. Elliott, Church of the Covenant ; D. S. Poole, 
Raeford. 

Messrs. Alex. Leslie and D. B. Currie, of McPherson, and 
I. A. Murchison, Church of the Covenant, were invited to 
sit as corresponding members. 

Rev. E. B. Carr of Harmony Presbytery was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

Two deacons from Phillippi Church, Messrs. McGill and 
Koonce, were granted the privileges of the floor. 

Rev. M. D. McNeill's resignation of the pastorate of 
White Hill Church was accepted and the pastoral relation 
dissolved, the church concurring. 

Rev. M. D. McNeill having accepted the call of the Vass 
Church, the following commission was appointed to install 
him at a time to be selected by the commission : Rev. L. 
Smith to preside and charge the pastor, Rev. V. R. Gaston 
to preach the sermon, and Mr. Jno. W. Graham to charge 
the people. Rev. C. K. Taffe alternate for either of the 
above. 

Rev. E. B. Carr, of Harmony Presbytery presented a 
certificate of dismission to this Presbytery, and, after due 
examination, was received as a member of this Presbytery', 
and his name enrolled, after signing the usual obligations. 



226 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The commission to install Rev. Neill Mclnnis as pastor 
at Smithfield, reported this duty performed on May 11, 1921. 
The report was approved. 

Rev. C. R. Bailey made report of his attendance upon the 
sessions of the last General Assembly, as alternate com- 
missioner to Rev. C. E. Clarke. The report was approved 
and his diligence commended. 

Licentiate D. A. Blue made report of his having done 
some teaching and preaching during the past year. The re- 
port was received and approved. 

Calls from the Mt. Pisgah group of churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. E. B. Carr were received and re- 
ferred to the committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A commission consisting of Rev. Messrs. C. B. Craig, 
Jno. A. McMurray, and Eugene Alexander, and Ruling 
Elder J. W. McLauchlin, of Raeford, was appointed to visit 
Shannon Church, investigate the condition of that church, 
and take such action as their judgment may dictate. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. L. Cook Camp- 
bell as pastor of Lake View Church reported that duty per- 
formed on the evening of May 15, 1921. The report was 
approved. 

Rev. D. L. Jones tendered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of Philippi Church, which was accepted, and the 
pastoral relation dissolved, the church concurring. 

McPherson Church was allowed to employ Rev. D. L. 
Jones for one year, one Sunday morning service per month, 
at a salary of $400.00 per year. 

Philippi Church was placed in Rev. E. Alexander's field, 
to be served by him one Sunday morning and one Sunday 
afternoon per month, at a salary of $300.00 per annum, 
provided the churches in his present group concur. 

The following additional recommendations as to Sum- 
mer Evangelistic Campaign were adopted : Cape Fear, in- 
stead of A. T. Lassiter, J. W. Goodman ; Lakeview (Fay- 
etteville), J. K. Hall; Mile Branch (Mission), L. Smith; 
Campbellton (Mission), Leonard Gill. 

Presbytery took recess until 2.30 p. m. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 227 

2:30 P. M. 

Presbytery met and resumed business. 
Rev. J. W. Goodman was appointed to succeed Rev. J. 
A. McMurray as chairman of the Committee on Sessional 
Records. 

The time for next stated meeting was fixed for Septem- 
ber 20, 1921, 8 o'clock p. m. 

The Trustees of Presbytery were authorized to receive 
the money from Mr. John Elliott's will. 

The name of the "Committee on the Sabbath" was chang- 
ed to "Commtitee on the Sabbath and Family Religion." 

The Moderator was authorized to appoint brethren to 
prepare memorials of deceased brethren, Rev. Messrs. E. 
W. Souders and F. L. Johnston. 

Rev. Messrs. J. K. Hall and C. B. Craig, respectfully 
were appointed. 

Calls from Mt. Pisgah, Barbecue, Cameron Hill, Leaflet 
and Broadway churches, were found in order, placed in the 
hands of Rev. E. B. Carr and accepted by him. Terms of 
above calls are as follows : Barbecue : one Sunday morning 
service per month at a salary of $400.00 per annum ; Cam- 
eron Hill : one afternoon service per month at a salary of 
$100.00 per annum ; Broadway : one-fourth time at a salary 
of $400.00 per annum; Leaflet: at least one afternoon £srv- 
ice per month, at a salary of $200.00 per annum ; Mt. Pisgah ; 
two Sunday morning services per month, at a salary of 
$750.00 per annum. 

The following commissions were appointed to install 
Rev. E. B. Carr in the Mt. Pisgah group : 

At Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet and Broadway, L. A. McLaurin 
to preside and preach ; W. S. Golden to charge pastor ; Dr. 
Lynn Mclver to charge people. Jonas Barclay as alternate 
to either of above, and permission given the commission to 
exchange parts of the work assigned at will. 

At Barbecue and Cameron Hill : R. A. McLeod to preside 
and preach ; L. Smith to charge pastor ; I. A. Murchison to 
charge people ; C. M. Gibbs as alternate to any of above, 
with permission granted the commission to change order 
of work,assigned. 



228 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. R. A. McLeod returned the call of the Church of 
the Covenant, which Presbytery received, and the Stated 
Clerk was authorized to return call to the church, request- 
ing them to send up an amended call to the Fall meeting, 
and Rev. R. A. McLeod was authorized to supply the Church 
of the Covenant until Fall meeting on terms agreeable to 
himself and the church. 

The special committee on the Division of the Presbytery 
made the following report, which was received and adopted : 

"Your committee appointed to consider and recommend to 
Presbytery suitable and convenient lines for the division of the 
Presbytery would recommend: 

I. That Presbytery appoint a committee of three, and overture 
the Presbyteries of Orange, Albemarle and Wilmington each to do 
the same, these committees to meet in joint session for the follow- 
ing purposes : 

1. To consider the erection of a new Presbytery, to be com- 
posed of parts of Orange, Albemarle and Fayetteville Presbyte- 
ries, and transferring a section of Wilmington Presbytery to 
Fayetteville. 

2. To determine the proper boundary lines of this new Pres- 
bytery, and the new line of division between Wilmington and 
Fayetteville Presbyteries. 

3. To report to the four Presbyteries at their regular Fall 
meetings, in order that they may consider the adoption of con- 
current overtures to Synod concerning this matter. 

II. That the Stated Clerk be directed to communicate this 
action to the Moderators of the other three Presbyteries, with the 
request that they call meetings to appoint these committees ; that 
the chairman of the committee of Fayetteville Presbytery be au- 
thorized to appoint the place and time for the joint meeting of 
these committees ; and that the traveling expenses of our commit- 
tee be paid out of the Presbyterial Fund." 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

The following were appointed: Rev. H. G. Hill, D.D., 
Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. E. C. Murray, D.D. 

Presbytery having finished its business, adjourned, with 
prayer by Rev. L. Smith, to meet in the Church in the Pines, 
September 20, 1921, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 229 

CALLED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE. 

Fayetteville, N. C, June 30, 1921. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met at Fayetteville First Church 
June 30, 1921, at 12:15 p. m., pursuant to the following call, 
which was found in order: "The constitutional require- 
ments having been met, I hereby call a special meeting of 
Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, Thursday, June 30, 1921, at 
12:15 p. m., for the purpose of considering the resignation 
of Rev. Alden S. Anderson, of the pastorates of BlufI, God- 
win and McMillan churches, and, if the way be clear, dis- 
solving the pastoral relations existing between him and 
said churches, and dismissing him to Kings Mountain Pres- 
bytery. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 

Attest : E. L. Siler, Stated Clerk." 

The Presbytery was called to order by Rev. John A. 
McMurray, last Moderator present, and opened with pray- 
er. The Moderator requested Rev. L. Smith to act as clerk. 

The following were present and enrolled: Rev. Messrs. 
John A. McMurray, Alden S. Anderson, and L. Smith, and 
ruling elders John R. Bowden and John Graham. 

Rev. Alden S. Anderson offered his resignation of the 
pastorates of Bluff, Godwin and McMillan churches, and, 
the churches concurring, his resignation was accepted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved. 

Rev. A. S. Anderson, at his own request, was granted a 
letter of dismission to Kings Mountain Presbytery, and the 
above group of churches was declared vacant. 

Presbytery adjourned, closing with prayer. 

John A. McMurray, Moderator. 

L. Smith, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest : E. L. Siler, Stated Clerk. 



230 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE. 

Fayetteville, N. C, July 26, 1921. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, in the First Presbyterian 
Church, at 2 :30 p. m., in accordance with the following call, 
which was read and found in order : 

"The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery, to be held in the 
First Church of Fayetteville, N. C, on July 26, 1921, at 2:30 o'clock 
p. m., for the purpose of considering and acting upon the follow- 
ing matters, if the way be clear : 

1. The resignation of Rev. J. J. Hill as pastor of Red Springs 
Church. 

2. The resignation of Rev. J. J. Hill as Treasurer of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. 

3. To grant Rev. J. J. Hill a letter of dismission to Memphis 
Presbytery. 

4. To elect a Treasurer for Fayetteville Presbytery. 

5. To fill vacancies on committees, and attend to any other 
matters arising out of action on the above items." 

W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

The Presbytery was called to order and opened with 
prayer by Rev. W. E. Hill, last Moderator present. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: W. E. Hill, J. J. Hill, R. A. McLeod, C. E. 
Clarke, E. C. Murray, J. K. Hall, J. W. Goodman, L. Smith, 
D. L. Jones, L. Cook Campbell, I. N. Clegg. 

Ruling Elders: John Graham, Godwin; L. McRae, Red 
Springs ; and Alexander McNeill, Bluff. 

L. Smith was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. J. J. Hill tendered his resignation as pastor of Red 
Springs Church, and, the church concurring, his resignation 
was accepted and the pastoral relation between him and the 
Red Springs Church dissolved, and he was granted a letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Memphis, Synod of 
Tennessee. 

Dr. Hill also resigned as Treasurer of Presbytery, which 
was accepted, and Rev. E. C. Murray was elected to fill out 



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the unexpired term. The resignation as pastor is to take 
effect August 31, 1921 ; that of Treasurer July 31, 1921. 

Rev. E. C. Murray was appointed to fill the vacancy, 
created by Dr. Hill's resignation, on the Home Mission 
Committee. The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet in regular 
session at the Church in the Pines, September 20, 1921. 

L. SMITH, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest : E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEENTH STATED 
SESSION FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

Laurel Hill, N. C, September 20, 1921. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met, in its 217th stated 
session, at 8 o'clock p. m., in the Church in the Pines, and 
was opened with a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. 
W. S. Golden, from the text: Heb. 4:15, 16. 

Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer by the 
Moderator. The roll was called and the following noted 
present and enrolled: 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, M. D. McNeill (2), C. G. Vardell 
(2), L. Smith, W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon (2), A. R. Mc- 
Queen, C. V. Cavitt, V. R. Gaston (2), I. N. Clegg, W. L. 
Wilson, C. L. Wicker (2), L. A. McLaurin, W. S. Golden, 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Hill, J. W. Goodman, E. L. Siler, 
John A. McMurray, C. R. Bailey, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, D. M. McGeachy, C. B. Craig, Dugald Munroe, E. 
C. Murray, A. W. Crawford, John McSween, J. F. Menius, 
C. M. Gibbs, C. K. Taffe, R. G. Matheson, R. H. Viser, L. 
Cook Campbell, Jonas Barclay, Neill Mclnnis, E. B. Carr 
—37. 

Ruling Elders: A H. McDonald (2), Aberdeen; A. A. 
Conoly, Antioch; N. T. McLean, Ashpole ; T. D. McLean 
(2), Bethesda; J. R. Bowden (2), Bluff; Dixon McDonald, 
Bunnlevel ; E. H. Camp, Carthage ; Rory McNair, Centre ; 
T. B. Elmore, Church in the Pines ; J. E. Elliott, Church of 
the Covenant; D. J. McKenzie (2), Culdee ; D. L. Pridgen, 
Dunn ; Jas. W. Hill, Elise ; W. K. Black, Ephesus ; Dr. G. H. 
West (2), Fairmont; A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First; 
E. Monroe, Flat Branch; John Graham (2), Godwin; T. M. 
Wilson, Highland; C. C. Price, Iona ; W. L. Holladay (2), 
Jackson Springs; Edwin Morgan (3), Lakeside; A. F. Pat- 
terson, Laurel Hill; Angus Blue, Laurinburg; J. S. McNeill, 
Lumberton; J. S. McRae, Maxton; Alex Leslie, Mc- 
Pherson; N. J. McRimmon (2), Midway; E. F. Murrav, 
Milton; Dr. W. G. Shaw (2), Montpelier; D. W. Buie, Mt. 
Pisgah ; R. R. Vann, Mt. Vernon Springs ; L. P. Hare, Oak 
Grove; J. S. Currie (2), Parkton ; D. B. McQueen, Pem- 
broke ; W. C. Guin, Philippi ; F. T. Currie, Pinehurst ; D. L. 
Alston, Pittsboro; J. H. Campbell (2), Raeford; J. A. Mc- 
Rae (2), Red Springs; D. F. Webster, Rennert ; E. C. Mc- 



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Neill, Rowland; J. R. Jones (2), Sanford; A. McArtan, Sar- 
dis ; Calvin McNeill, Sherwood ; J. D. Stewart, Smyrna ; E. 
J. McGilvary, St. Andrews ; Marcus Smith, St. Pauls ; W. 
D. Smith (2), Vass; M. C. McDonald (2), West End; J. G. 
Cole, White Hill.— 51. 

The following ministers were absent : L. L. Little, W. C. 
Buchanan, G. T. Pace, J. D. A. Brown, J. K. Hall, A. T. 
Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, C. E. Clarke, G. E. Moorehouse, — 9. 

The following churches were not represented : Alaska, 
Barbecue, Bensalem, Benson, Bethel, Big Rockfish, Broad- 
way, Buffalo, Buie's Creek, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Cape 
Fear, Centre Ridge, Cumnock, Cypress, Duke, Dundarrach, 
Elrod, Euphronia, Eureka, Galatia, Gibson, Grove, Gulf, 
Harnett, Haywood, Hebron, Hillside, Hope Mills, Horse- 
shoe, Jonesboro, Kenly, Lakeview, Leaflet, Lillington, Long- 
street, Lumber Bridge, Manly, McMillan, Mizpah, Mt. Ta- 
bor, Naomi, North Lee, Oakland, Palestine, Philadelphus, 
Pine Grove, Pineview, Pocket, Progressive, Raven Rock, 
Rex, Rock Branch, Roseneath, Salem, Sandy Grove, Selma, 
Shannon, Shiloh, Smithfield, Spence, Spring Hill, Summer- 
ville, Sunnyside, Union, Westminster,— 66. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander was elected Moderator by ac- 
clamation, and Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, temporary clerk. 

The committee on Arrangements made the following 
report, which was adopted : 

1. That the hours for meeting be as follows : 
9:00 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. 

2 :oo p. m. to 5 :oo p. m. 

8:00 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

2. That on Wednesday afternoon Presbytery receed from 
business at 3:30 p. m., to give opportunity for committee work. 

3. That the Presbyterial sermon be preached Wednesday at 
11 :oo a. m., to be followed by the Presbyterial Communion and 
Memorial service. 

4. That Wednesday evening be devoted to a popular meeting 
in the interest of Home Missions. 

5. That on Wednesday morning, the hour from 10 to 11 o'clock 
be devoted to the report of the committee on Sabbath School work. 

6. That on the adoption of this report, Rev. A. W. Crawford 
be heard for 20 minutes, in the interest of the Synod's Home Mis- 
sion work. 



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7. That at this evening's session, Archie C. Ray, Jr., and Thos. 
Alex. Guiton be examined with a view to their being received 
under the care of Presbytery as candidates for the ministry. 

8. That Rev. J. W. Moore, of the Japan Mission, be heard to- 
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, in the interest of Foreign Mis- 
sions." 

Rev. Messrs. John W. Moore, of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, and W. L. Boggs, of Enoree Presbytery, were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as corresponding members. 

Presbytery heard an address by Rev. A. W. Crawford on 
Synodical Home Missions, to which the Moderator respond- 
ed in appropriate words, in behalf of the Presbytery. 

Messrs. A. C. Ray, Jr., of Pittsboro, and Thos. Alex. 
Guiton, of St. Pauls, having presented testimonials as to 
their Christian character, from their respective sessions and 
pastors, were examined and received under the care of this 
Presbytery as candidates for the ministry, and were re- 
ferred to the committee on Christian Education for counsel 
and guidance. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by the Moderator, to 
meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning. 

Presbytery met at 9 o'clock a. m. and engaged in devo- 
tional exercises led by Rev. John A. McMurray. 

The minutes of last evening's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The selection of the place of next meeting was taken 
from the docket, and Red Springs was chosen as the place 
— the time is fixed by standing rule : Tuesday after the 
third Sabbath in April. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

Communications from Rev. Messrs. J. K. Hall, A. T. 
Lassiter, and G. E. Moorehouse, rendering excuses for non- 
attendance at this meeting, were received and referred to 
the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Licentiate D. A. Blue reported that he had preached at 
several points during the year, and had spent most of his 
time teaching school. The report was received and ap- 
proved. 



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A communication from candidate W. C. Smith, was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Christian Education. 

Rev. G. E. Moorehouse and ruling elders A. T. McCallum 
and D. S. Poole reported their attendance on the last meet- 
ing of the General Assembly. The reports were received 
and approved and their diligence commended. 

The report of the Committee on Bible Cause was placed 
on the docket. 

A petition for organization of a church at Four Oaks, 
was referred to the Committee on Home Missions. 

The committee on the installation of Rev. Jonas Bar- 
clay as pastor of Mt. Vernon Springs Church, reported this 
duty performed on the fifth Sunday of May, 1921. Report 
was received and approved. 

Rev. M. D. McNeill was appointed instead of Rev. J. K. 
Hall to prepare a memorial of Rev. E. W. Souders, deceased 
— this memorial to be presented at the next regular meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

A communication from Rev. T. H. Law, Stated Clerk of 
the General Assembly, was referred to the Committee on 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Tomorrow at 11-12 a. m. was set aside for the report of 
the Committee on Sunday School work. 

The clerk's report on Absentees was referred to the 
Committee on Leave of Absence. 

The commission on the matter of the Shannon Church 
reported that, on account of difficulty in getting the mem- 
bers of the commission together, the work had not yet been 
done, and asked to be continued. The request was granted. 

The report of the committee on the division of Pres- 
bytery was made the order of the day for 2 :30 this after- 
noon. 

The committee appointed to confer with Rev. J. F. Gor- 
rell as to his future plans, reported they had not been able 
to hear from Brother Gorrell ; but, it appearing, from a 
personal communication from Brother Gorrell to Rev. W. 
E. Hill, that he wished to demit the ministry, he was at his 



236 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



own request, permitted to demit the ministry, without 
censure, and his name was dropped from our roll. 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Bills and Overtures: W. S. Golden, L. C. Campbell, E. 
B. Carr, A. A. Conoly, A. S. Cromartie. 

Calls and Supplies: C. K. Taffe, Jonas Barclay, R. G. 
Matheson, D. W. Buie, D. B. McQueen. 

Nominations: J. W. Goodman, J. A. McMurray, D. M. 
McGeachy, Alex. Leslie, E. H. Camp. 

Judicial: John McSween, W. L. Wilson, C. M. Gibbs, 
Calvin McNeill, J. E. Elliott. 

Minutes of General Assembly: D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, 
J. F. Menius, J. W. Hill, Augus Blue. 

Ruling Elder on Leave of Absence Committee: R. R. 

Vann. 

Printed Minutes of Presbytery — W. C. Brown, I. N. 
Clegg, M. C. McDonald. 

On recommendation of the Committee on Arrangements, 
Rev. Messrs. D. L. Jones and Neill Mclnnis, with ruling 
elders A. A. Conoly, Dixon McDonald, D. L. Pridgen, J. M. 
Wilson. R. R. Vann, D. F. Webster, A. McArtan and C C. 
Price, were appointed to have charge of the communion 
service. 

At 11 o'clock Rev. E. C. Murray preached the Presbyte- 
rial sermon on the "Deity of Christ," after which the com- 
munion service was held, followed by a memorial of Rev. 
F. L. Johnston, read by Rev. C. B. Craig. This was adopted 
by a rising vote, and is as follows : 

REV. FRANK L. JOHNSTON, D.D. 

On June 6, 1921, there passed from our midst to his eternal re- 
ward, a man of unusual worth and ability, a quiet man, a learned 
gifted man whose soul was on fire for the Kingdom of God, whose 
devoted service was poured out without stint or measure, whose 
love for Christ's Kingdom and for those for whom Christ died, was 
so great that he literally burnt out his physical powers in con- 
suming energy for the work. 

Frank Lovejoy Johnston was born March 4, 1864 at Byron, 
111. After his preparatory and collegiate work at Wheaton College, 
111., he attended Yale Theological Seminary from which he grad- 



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uated in 1892 and entered the ministry of the Congregational 
Church. 

In June 1895 he married Miss Hitty DeGraff, of Omaha, Neb. 
His wife, one son, and four daughters survive him. 

Most of his ministerial life was spent in the Congregational 
Church in the following pastorates : Uniontown, Wash., Omaha, 
Neb., Valley Junction, Iowa, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and Tabernacle 
Church, Kansas City, Mo., the last named pastorate extending from 
1904 to 1914. In the Presbyterian Church, he was pastor at Edge- 
ley, N. D., East Side Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, and his 
final work at Smyrna and Laurel Hill churches, Laurinburg, N. C. 

Dr. Johnston was not only a gifted preacher and pastor, but 
also a man of scholarly attainments, especially along sociological 
lines. In 1895 he went to England to study conditions among the 
poor and in later years his investigations of slum life and his bet- 
terment work in Kansas City received the thanks of the governor 
of his state. In 1914 he served as supply at the English Protestant 
Church of Petrograd, Russia. He was intensely interested in 
Rural Life, and was recognized as one who spoke with authority, 
being the lecturer on that subject at the University of Missouri 
during the Rural Life Conferences of 1918 and 1919. 

This rich store of knowledge along rural and economic lines 
made his work at Laural Hill and Smyrna, all the more valuable 
and telling. He knew the theory and also how to put the theory in 
practice. Night schools were established for the illiterate whites 
and many learned to read, adults as well as children; lectures were 
given on thrift and kindred subjects; and last but not least, the 
people themselves were through him, brought under the influence 
of the church and many into its membership. His dream was to 
make the rural church the community center. He built a tennis 
court, also a swimming place at the church grounds, and the ladies 
were organized into a Community Club. Though he was permitted 
to labor in our midst only a few months, his dream was already 
becoming a reality. 

Dr. Johnston was held in high esteem by his brethren as 
evidenced by the fact that he was twice elected Moderator of 
Kansas City Presbytery and once of the Synod of Missouri. 

The manner of his going showed the spirit of the man. Al- 
though he had been warned of the seriousness of his state of 
health, he worked with unflagging energy and zeal to the very 
last, preaching three or more times the week before he died. He 
was with us but a short time, but long enough to win the respect 
of his brethren for his piety and scholarship ; their admiration 
for his untiring zeal; and the affection of all his people for his 
wise leadership and pastoral care. His work inspires in us a 
vision of the power that lies in the rural church to touch the 
whole community. He was a true man, a great-souled, far- 
visioned man, who loved God and lived his love in serving those 
for whom Christ died. 

CARL B. CRAIG. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 p. m. 



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Second Day — Afternoon. 

Presbytery met at 2 p. m. and resumed business. The 
special order of the day was taken up and Rev. John W. 
Moore addressed the body on Mission Work in Japan. To 
this the Moderator made a fitting response. 

Rev. W. S. Golden tendered his resignation of the pastor- 
ate of the Sanford Church, and requested the dissolution of 
the pastoral relation and a letter of dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of East Hanover, effective October 15, 1921. It ap- 
pearing that the church concurred with him, thougn re- 
luctantly, in this request, the resignation was accepted and 
the request granted. 

Rev. J. G. Johnson, pastor of Laurel Hill circuit Meth- 
odist Church, was introduced and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. J. A. Caligan of Pee Dee Presbytery was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

The committee on the division of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery made report, which was received, and, pending its 
adoption, the same went over as unfinished business. 

The Stated Clerk's report on Vacancies was referred to 
the Nominating Committee. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 o'clock tonight. 

Second Day — Evening. 

Presbytery met at 8 o'clock and engaged in a popular 
meeting in the interest of Home Missions, presided over by 
Rev. Letcher Smith, Superintendent of Home Missions. 

Rev. H. G. Hill, chairman, made the report of the com- 
mittee for the past five months, which was received, and, 
pending its adoption, brief addresses on Home Missions 
were made by Rev. Messrs. J. F. Menius, Neill Mclnnis, W. 
L. Wilson and R. G. Matheson. 

The report of the committee showed great activity on 
the part of our Home Mission workers, and a total of 81 ad- 
ditions to the Presbyterian Church as the direct result of 
their labors. The recommendations were adopted as fol- 
lows : 



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"1. That Evangelist Smith make such arrangement as 
he can to have White Hill Church supplied with preaching 
until better and more permanent arrangement can be made. 

2. That the request from Four Oaks for an organization 
of a church be granted, and that the following commission 
be appointed to organize : Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, D. 
M. McGeachy, Neill Mclnnis and A. T. Lassiter, and ruling 
elders Ed. S. Edmundson and P. B. Johnson." 

Mr. Dixon McDonald of Bunnlevel Church appeared and 
asked to be taken under the care of Presbytery as a candi- 
date for the ministry, pending his examination, the matter 
of his application was referred to the committee on Chris- 
tian Education for further consideration, with the request 
that they report on same during tomorrow's session. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9 o'clock. 

Third Day — Morning. 

Presbytery met at 9 a. m., and was led in devotional 
exercises by Rev. L. A. McLaurin. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin was appointed to prepare a memo- 
rial of Rev. J. Mel. Wicker, deceased. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod's excuse for non-attendance was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

The following report on the organization of a church at 
Morgan Mills was received and adopted, and Mr. Edwin 
Morgan was enrolled as the representative of Lakeside 
Church : 

"On Sunday, July 3, 1921, I, L. Smith, by virtue of my office as 
Evangelist of Fayetteville Presbytery, organized a church at Mor- 
gan Mills, Laurel Hill, N. C, as follows : Fifty-nine applied and 
were received on profession of faith in Christ. Twenty-two were 
received by letter from other churches. Five officers — one elder 
and four deacons — were elected, ordained and installed as follows : 
Mr. Edwin Morgan was elected elder, and, having already been 
ordained, was installed. 

J. L. Hargrave was installed having already been ordained 
deacon. Messrs. E. A. Morgan, B. R. Daniels and H. D. Caulder 
were ordained and installed deacons. The name selected for the 



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church was Lakeside. I hereby recommend that this church be 
placed on the roll of our churches. 

L. SMITH, Evangelist." 

Rev. L. Smith was appointed to prepare a memorial of 
Rev. E. W. Souders, deceased, instead of Rev. M. D. Mc- 
Neill. 

The unfinished business — the report of the committee 
on the division of the Presbytery — was taken up, and the 
following recommendations of the committee touching the 
erection of a new Presbytery, were adopted as an overture 
to the Synod of North Carolina. 

"i. To erect a new Presbytery, to be composed of the coun- 
ties of Orange, Person and Durham, from the Presbytery of 
Orange; of Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin and Wake, from 
the Presbytery of Albemarle; and of Chatham and Lee from Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. 

2. To transfer a portion of Wilmington Presbytery to Fay- 
etteville, the new boundary line to run as follows : following the 
Great Coharie creek from the northern boundary line of Sampson 
county southward to its junction with the Little Coharie; thence in 
a straight line southwestward to the Bladen-Columbus county line, 
passing just west of the town of Clarkton ; and thence following 
the county line westward to Robeson county. 

3. To compensate Albemarle Presbytery for its net loss in 
Presbyterial Home Mission funds, caused by the erection of the 
new Presbytery, by increasing its appropriation from the Synodi- 
cal Home Mission funds by $2,500.00." 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 o'clock, and took up the 
order of the day — the consideration of Sabbath School work. 
Rev. W. S. Golden, chairman of the committee, presided, 
and made an address on Sunday School Literature. Short 
addresses were made, also, by Rev. Messrs. Neill Mclnnis, 
L. C. Campbell, and C. M. Gibbs. 

The committee on the installation of Rev. M. D. Mc- 
Neill at Vass, reported this duty performed July 10, 1921. 
Approved. 

The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficence 
was received, taken up seriatim and adopted as a whole as 
follows : 

"Your committee on Systematic Beneficence respectfully sub- 
mits the following recommendations : 



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1. That the schedule of apportionments to the churches un- 
der which the campaign for the current year was conducted, re- 
main in force for the year beginning April 1, 1922. 

2. That the apportionment for General Assembly's Contingent 
Fund be increased from one and one-half cents per member to 
four cents per member. 

3. That Presbytery give its approval to the new program of 
General Assembly's Committee of Stewardship. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. HILL, Chairman." 

The following resolutions introduced by the treasurer, 
Rev. E. C. Murray, were adopted : 

"1. That in view of the increased demand on the Presbyterial 
fund, the assessment on the churches be increased to 16 cents pef 
member for the whole Presbytery. 

2. That the total amount be prorated among the churches on 
the same basis as the apportionments for beneficent causes." 

The Committee on Nominations made the following re- 
port which was received and adopted : 

Trustee of Davidson College exit Fall 1925, A. L. James. 

Trustees Elise High School exit Fall 1925, Rev. C. K. Taffe, J. 
R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 

On Executive Committee of Publication and Sabbath School 
Work in place of W. S. Golden, John McSween, chairman, and J. F. 
Menius, member of the committee. 

On Executive Committee of Assembly's Home Missions in 
place of W. S. Golden, C. K. Taffe. 

On Permanent Committee on Orphans' Home in place of Rev. 
A. S. Anderson, W. L. Wilson, chairman, and E. B. Carr. 

On Systematic Beneficence Committee in place of W. S. Gol- 
den, John McSween. 

On committee of Evangelization in place of A. S. Anderson, L. 
C. Campbell. 

On committee on Theology in place of J. J. Hill, Rev. E. C. 
Murray. 

On Committee of Church Government in place of J. J. Hill, 
Neill Mclnnis. 

To preach Presbyterial sermon next meeting, C. B. Craig. 
Subject: The Diaconate. 

New Auditing Committee : J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. 
Grantham. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Chairman." 



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The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee appointed to examine the printed minutes 
report that we find the official copy of the minutes correct as far 
as printed. A slip attached to the minutes explains that on ac- 
count of a Printers' strike in Richmond, it was impossible to get 
copies of the Statistical table which is omitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. C. BROWN, Chairman. 

The following resolution regarding the Laymen's Move- 
ment was adopted : 

"Resolved that the Laymen's Missionary Movement under the 
General Assembly's plan be adopted by this Presbytery, and that 
a committee be appointed to perfect the organization." 

The Moderator appointed the following committee : 

A. C. Ray, chairman, Chatham. 

Dr. G. H. West, Robeson. 

J. H. Campbell, Hoke. 

Dr. Gilbert McLeod, Moore. 

Dr. Lynn Mclver, Lee. 

J. M. Wilson, Cumberland. 

A. F. Patterson, Scotland. 

Dr. L. D. Wharton, Johnson. 

O. L. Johnson, Harnett. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a 
rising vote, and same was ordered read to the congrega- 
tion of the Church in the Pines : 

"Fayetteville Presbytery expresses its hearty thanks to the 
pastor and congregation of the Church in the Pines for the cor- 
dial entertainment. No stone has been left unturned for the con- 
venience of guests. The Presbytery records its thanks to the 
Entertainment Committee in making such liberal provision for the 
welfare of all — the committee rooms, post-office and other facili- 
ties provided. The thanks of the body are also extended to the 
choir for the beautiful music rendered, and to the ladies for their 
festal and abundant provision in serving dinners at the church. 
We further record our appreciation of the hospitality of the peo- 
ple of this community and adjoining churches and communities, 
and pray God's blessing upon all. 

JOHN A. McMURRAY." 
Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 



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Third Day — Afternoon. 

Presbytery was called to order at 1 :30 p. m. and re- 
sumed business. 

The petition for the organization of a church at Spies 
was granted, and the following commission was appointed 
to effect the organization, if the way be clear. Time : Octo- 
ber 4, 1921, at 4 p. m.: 

Rev. Messrs. R. G. Matheson, C. K. Taffe, and ruling 
elder J. C. Monroe. 

The following report on Fall and Winter Evangelistic 
campaign was adopted: 

Cape Fear, Leonard Gill; Bluff, Leonard Gill; Barbecue, John 
A. McMurray; Spring Hill, L. Smith; Iona, E. L. Siler; Elrod, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick; Broadway, A. R. McQueen; Cameron Hill, C. M. 
Gibbs; Midway, D. L. Jones; Jonesboro, Carl B. Craig; Buffalo, G. 
F. Kirkpatrick; Salem, Wm. Black; Pine Grove, C. Connor Brown; 
Rock Branch, Leonard Gill; St. Andrews, A. T. Lassiter; Cum- 
nock, O. G. Jones; Pocket, R. A. McLeod ; Sunnyside, C. Connor 
Brown; Sherwood, E. C. Murray; Hope Mills, W. C. Brown; Mt. 
Vernon Springs, L. Smith; Pittsboro, Wm. Black; Fairmont, L. 
Smith; Elise, R. G. Matheson. 

It was ordered that when we adjourn, we do so to meet 
during Synod at the call of the Moderator. 

At the request of the Philippi Church, Rev. W. C. Brown 
was allowed to supply the church on the same salary the 
church has been formerly paying, until the permanent ar- 
rangement is effected. 

Reports of W. E. Evans, Eugene Alexander, W. S. Gol- 
den and A. L. James on their attendance at the General 
Assembly were received and approved. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures reported that 
nothing had come into their hands. The report was ap- 
proved and the committee discharged. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report, which was received, its 
recommendations taken up seriatim and adopted as a whole, 
and is as follows : 

"No reports from any of the educational institutions with 
which our Presbytery is officially connected have come into our 
hands, not all of these having opened for the year. Such informa- 



244 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



tion as we have had indicates that schools and colleges are well 
attended. 

There has been an increase in the number of candidates for 
the ministry. Unofficial reports say that Union Seminary has 
matriculated an unusually large Junior class. 

The attention of the Presbytery is directed to the fact that 
the increasing facilities provided by the State for her institutions 
render it imperative that our Church make more adequate provision 
for her schools and colleges. Your committee does not believe 
that the Presbyterians of this seciton are willing for Flora Mac- 
donald College, whose history is too well-known to require any 
attention today, to remain lower than an A grade college, nor for 
her graduates to begin their life's work discriminated against be- 
cause of the lack of equipment at the college. 

The churches are urged to observe the order of Presbytery 
last Spring to the effect that all funds contributed to Schools and 
Colleges are to be sent to Rev. W. L. Wilson, treasurer, Hemp, N. 
C. It is exceedingly important that this money be sent in at once, 
as the institution is in need of the funds. 

Recommendations : 

i. That aid to the amount of $150.00 be secured for candidates 
W. M. McLeod, Thos. A. Guiton, Edwin S. Coates, Jr., and W. C. 
Smith. 

2. That aid to the amount of $150.00 be granted to Mrs. J. Mel. 
Wicker. 

3. That candidate W. C. Smith be permitted to discontinue 
his preparatory course at Davidson College, and enter Union 
Seminary. 

4. That Mr. Dixon McDonald be received under the care of 
Fayetteville Presbytery as a candidate for the Gospel ministry. 

5. That pastors, Sabbath Schools workers and parents do all 
in their power to increase the number of candidates for the min- 
istry. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Publication and Sabbath School Work 
made the following report which was received and adopted : 
"Your committee begs leave to submit the following report : 

1. Since the last meeting of Presbytery, a full time Sunday 
School worker, Miss Roberta Bain, has begun work, with head- 
quarters at Benson. During the month of August Miss Bain visit- 
ed three of the Sabbath Schools and 117 homes in the communities 
adjacent. The school at Jernigan School House was reorganized. 

Miss Bain's report shows that there are more than one-half 
the children of the neighborhood out of Sunday School, and yet 
that the efforts of our workers in the field are being increasingly 
well received. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 245 



2. During the past year the North Carolina Sunday School 
Association has begun a new program of Sunday School im- 
provement, and it is the opinion of your committee that this work 
should be heartily received and encouraged, and that our schools 
can receive considerable benefit from the workers now being 
sent out. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

The Judicial Committee reported that nothing had come 
into their hands. Report approved and committee dis- 
charged. 

The Committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly 
made report which was received and docketed for the Spring 
meeting. 

The Stated Clerk was authorized to make out Statistical 
report to Synod at a later date. Following is the report 
which has been forwarded to the Stated Clerk of Synod : 

"The Presbytery of Fayetteville reports to the Synod of North 
Carolina as follows: 45 ministers, 117 churches, 1 licentiate, 17 
candidates, 13,117 communicants, resident n,433, non-resident, 
1,684; $275,865 aggregate of funds raised during the year ending 
March 31, 1921, being $13,586 less than was raised the year before; 
1,117 members were added to the churches during the year, on 
examination 653, on certificate 517. Six ministers were received — 
R. G. Matheson, December 7, 1920; R. H. Viser, December 7, 1920; 
L. C. Campbell December 7, 1920; Jonas Barclay, April 20, 1921 ; 
Neill Mclnnis, April 20, 1921 ; E. B. Carr, June 7, 1921. Four min- 
isters were transferred — R. M. Phillips, October 27, 1920; A. S. 
Anderson, June 30, 1921 ; J. J. Hill, July 26, 1921 ; W. S. Golden, 
September 21, 1921. One demited the ministry without censure, 
J. F. Gorrell, September 21, 1921. Three churches were organized — 
Raven Rock, June 30, 1921 ; Lakeview, February 26, 1921 ; Lakeside, 
July 3, 1921. 

Four candidates were received — Wm. Murdoch McLeod, April 
20, 1921 ; A. C. Ray, Jr., September 20, 1921 ; Thos. Alex. Guiton, 
September 20, 1921 ; Dixon McDonald, September 22, 1921. 

Three ministers died — E. W. Souders, May 30, 1921 ; F. L. 
Johnston, June 6, 1921 ; J. Mel. Wicker, August 3, 1921. 

Eighteen installations — C. K. Taffe, Carthage, io-io-'20; Union, 
io-24-'2o; Eureka, io-i7-'2o; R. H. Viser, assistant pastor Church in 
the Pines, i-9-'2i ; R. A. McLeod, Galatia, 3-6-'2i ; R. G. Matheson, 
Culdee and Jackson Springs, i-23-'2i ; West End, 5-22-'2i ; Neill, 
Mclnnis, Smithfield, 5-n-'2i; L. C. Campbell, Lakeview, 5-i5-'2i ; 
Jonas Barclay, Mt. Vernon Springs, 5-29-'2i ; Pittsboro, 6-8-'2i ; 
M. D. McNeill, Vass, 7-io-'2i ; E. B. Carr, Barbecue and Cameron 
Hill, 7-24- '21 ; Mt. Pisgah and Leaflet, 7-20-'2i ; Broadway, 7-2i-'2i. 

Seven dissolutions of pastoral relations — M. D. McNeill, White 
Hill, 6-7-'2i; D. L. Jones, Philippi, 6-7-'2i ; A. S. Anderson, Bluff, 
Godwin and McMillan, 6-30- '21 ; J. J. Hill, Red Springs, 7-26-'2i ; 
W. S. Golden, Sanford, 9-2i-'2i. 



246 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Thirty-six ministers in charge of 107 churches, 36 pastors, 36 
stated supplies, 2 evangelists, 2 teachers, 1 licentiate, 2 foreign 
missionaries, 3 infirm, 119 Sunday Schools, 62 Y. P. Societies, 78 
Women's Societies. 

Seven vacant churches ; $2,000.00 average salary paid to min- 
isters in charge of churches ; 23 manses, with aggregate value of 
$65,000.00. 

The next stated meeting will be held at Red Springs, April 
18, 1922. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk." 

The committee appointed to install Rev. E. B. Carr at 
Barbecue and Cameron Hill reported this duty performed 
on July 24, 1921. Approved. 

The committee appointed to install Rev. E. B. Carr at 
Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet and Broadway, reported this duty per- 
formed at Mt. Pisgah and Leaflet, July 20, 1921, and at 
Broadway July 21, 1921. Approved. 

The committee appointed to install Rev. R. G. Matheson 
at West End, reported this duty performed on Sunday, May 
22, 1921. Approved. 

The Committee on the Bible Cause made the following 
report which was received and adopted : 

"The work the American Bible Society is doing throughout the 
world is beyond our estimation. The Bible is the sword of the 
Spirit. The society the past year has distributed more Bibles and 
portions of the Bible than in any previous year. 

Fayetteville Presbytery's minutes, 1920, show a total of $928 
given by 82 churches ; the minutes of 1921 a total of $898 con- 
tributed by 79 churches. We fell back the past year $30 and three 
churches. We want to commend the people for contributing as 
they did while facing the financial depression. The committee 
wishes to urge upon the ministers, elders and deacons to give the 
people a chance to contribute to the great cause. Let's strive to 
get every church in the Presbytery to do their part in sending the 
Bible to all the peoples of the earth. 

We wish to make the following recommendation : That Pres- 
bytery urge upon our ministers to preach a sermon some time dur- 
ing the year on the importance of reading the Bible with the 
view of what God would have man do. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman." 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 247 

The committee appointed to install Rev. Jonas Barclay 
as pastor of the Pittsboro Church reported this duty per- 
formed on Wednesday, June 8, 1921. The report was ap- 
proved. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that noth- 
ing had come into their hands and asked to be discharged. 
The report was approved and the request granted. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made report, which 
was received. The report showed the total number of ad- 
ditions in our Foreign Field during the past year to be 
4,690, or 469 more than the previous year. Attention was 
also called to the need of greater effort to secure funds for 
this cause, on account of the marked decline in gifts during 
July and August of this year. 

The recommendation of the committee were taken up 
seriatim and adopted as follows : 

"1. That Presbytery set as a Foreign Mission Goal for the 
year a missionary sermon and offering in every church in the 
Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery urge the observance of October 30th, as 
Foreign Mission Day in all the Sunday Schools. 

D. L. JONES. 

C. B. CRAIG." 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was received and adopted : 

"We recommend that the following be excused for absence: 

1. From the final roll call at Spring meeting — Rev. Messrs. E. 
Alexander, I. N. Clegg, H. M. Dixon, A. T. Lassiter, Jno. McSween, 

C. G. Vardell, C. L. Wicker, W. L. Wilson. 

2. From this entire meeting of Presbytery — Rev. Messrs. G. E. 
Moorehouse, J. K. Hall, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod. 

3. Fot absence after Wednesday afternoon session of this 
meeting — Rev. Messrs. C. K. Taffe, C. G. Vardell, Jno McSween, 
and elders T. D. McLean, J. S. McNeill, Fairley Murray, J. R. Jones, 

D. L. Pridgen, J. A. McRae, D. F. Webster, W. L. Holliday, E. C. 
McNeill, N. T. McLean, E. H. Camp, W. G. Shaw. 

4. After Wednesday night session — Rev. D. M. McGeachy, 
and elders G. H. West, W. K. Black, D. B. McQueen, Calvin Mc- 
Neill, Rory McNair, J. S. McRae. 

5. After Thursday morning — Rev. Messrs. W. L. Wilson, 
Neill Mclnnis, E. B. Carr, L. A. McLaurin, C. L. Wicker, Jonas 



248 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Barclay, A. R. McQueen, and elders E. J. McGilvary, J. W. Hill, J. 
M. Wilson, D. W. Buie, J. R. Bowden, John Graham. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman." 

The Stated Clerk was authorized to have a sufficient 
number of copies of the minutes printed to send a copy to 
each minister and elder in the Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

The roll was called and absentees noted. 

Presbytery adjourned, with singing, prayer and the 
benediction, to meet on the call of the Moderator during the 
session of Synod at Tarboro. The next regular session will 
be held at Red Springs, April 18, 1921, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Temporary Clerk. 

E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 249 

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Alaska 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Barbecue 

Bensalem 

Benson 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Broadway 

Buffalo 

Buie's Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron 

Cameron Hill 

Cape Fear 

Carthage 

Centre 

Centre Ridge 

Church of Covenant 

Church in Pines 

Culdee 

Cumnock 

Cypress 

Duke 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Elise 

Elrod 

Ephesus 

Euphronia 

Eureka 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville First __. 

Flat Branch 

Galatia 

Gibson 

Godwin 

Grove 

Gulf 

Harnet 

Haywood 

Hebron 

Highland 

Hillside 

Hope Mills 

Horseshoe 

Iona 

Jackson Springs 

Jonesboro 

Kenly 

Lakeside 

Lakeview 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg 

Leaflet 

Lillington 



32 | 

75| 
20| 
850 
1000 
260 
400 
100 
300 
880 
240 
300 
115 
300 

60 

20 
550 

80 

75 
715 
740 

50 
240 
600 
340 

30 
380 
150 
100 
500 
100 

70 
120 
200 
175 
150 
3000 
350 
520 

40 
235 
100 
180 
100 

50 

60 
515 

40 
210 

60 
300 
300 
300 
200 

30 

30 
1000 
3150 

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138 

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178 

185 
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245 

138 

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142 

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96 

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209 

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122 

122 

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61 
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206 
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167 

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Manly 

Maxton 

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Midway 

Milton 

Mizpah 

Montpelier 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Tabor 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

Naomi 

North Lee 

Oak Grove 

Oakland 

Palestine 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Philippi 

Philadelphia 

Pinegrove 

Pinehurst 

Pineview 

Pittsboro 

Pockett 

Progressive 

Raeford 

Raven Rock 

Red Springs 

Rennert 

Rex 

Rock Branch 

Roseneath 

Rowland 

Salem 

Sanford 

Sandy Grove 

Sardis 

Selma 

Shannon 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

Smithfield 

Smyrna 

Spence 

Spring Hill 

Summerville 

Sunnyside 

St. Andrews 

St. Pauls 

Union 

Vass 

West End 

Westminster 

White Hill 

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360 
375 
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120 

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12 
640 
130 
1200 
280 
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110 
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All funds for Schools and Colleges are to be sent to Rev. W. L. Wilson, 
Hemp, N. C., for Elise School, until April, 1923. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 
PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, J. D. A. 

Brown, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. W. Goodman. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause— A. T. Lassiter, Neill McNeill, and J. R. Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home— W. L. Wilson, E. B. Carr, W. S. Weather- 

spoon and G. B. Patterson. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, C. R. Bailey, and G. B. Pat- 

terson. 

8. Systematic Beneficence— W. E. Hill, H. G. Hill, A. R. McQueen, 

John McSween, E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick and J. A. McMurray. 

9. Historical Committee — E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, J. A. McMur- 

ray, A. R. McQueen and D. P. McEachern. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 

tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, L. C. Campbell, Fairley Murray and 

Fairley Patterson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

Natural Science — C. L. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alex- 
ander, V. R. Gaston, D. M. McGeachy, I. N. Clegg. 

English Branches — C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alexander, J. F. 
Menius, C. E. Clarke and J. A. McAlister. 

Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, W. 
L. Wilson, D. L. Jones, C. K. Taffe. 

Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 
ray and L. M. Blue. 

Hebrew— A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

Theology— H. G. Hill, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, W. C. Brown. 

Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, Neill Mclnnis, 
J. W. Goodman. 

Ecclesiastical History — R. A. McLeod, Jonas Barclay, W. L. 
Wilson, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member-Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means : 
Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 



Home Missions — June and November ; Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December ; 

Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville, Ky. 
Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 

North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth St., Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. Offerings to be made at convenience of 

Churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sudnay 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Schools and Colleges ; Presbytery orders this sent for next 
two years to Rev. W. L. Wilson, Hemp, N. C, for Elise School. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphans' Home; Treasurer, E. McS. Hyde, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary ; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D.D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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CALLED MEETINGS AT MAXTON AND SMITHFIELD 

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TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTEENTH 
STATED MEETING AT RED SPRINGS, N. C. 



Spring, 1922 



DIRECTORY 

Mr. A. C. Ray, Moderator Pittsboro, N. C. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, Stated and Permanent Clerk Maxton,N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Temporary Clerk Lillingtxm, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1922— Rev. E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1923— Rev. A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall, 1925— A. L. James. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1922— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Exit Fall, 1923— Rev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kenndey. 
Exit Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. M. 

Mclver. 
Exit Fall, 1925— Jno. H. Kennedy. J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1923— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Exit Spring, 1924— Rev. C. B. Craig. A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean, Dr. J. A. Macdonald, Toronto, Canada. 

Exij Spring, 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W. J. Johnson. 

Trustee at Large — S. B. McLean. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON ACADEMY 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, G. M. 
Rose, D. G. McKeithan, A. J. Cook, J. W. McLauchlin, Rev. H. 
G. Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1923— S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 
Exit Spring, 1924— A. B. Cameron, Frank S. Blue. 
Exit Spring, 1925— Alex. Campbell. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— H. G. Hill, J. A. McMurray, W. C. Brown, 

E. C. Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLamin, A. R. McQueen, 
A. W. Crawford, E. F. Murray, J. D. Cole, and A. R. 
McEachern. 

2. Education and Ministerial Relief — A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, 

H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod, and W. DeB. Mc- 
Eachin. 

3. Foreign Missions — D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. 

McDiarmid, and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING AT TARBORO 

Tarboro, N". 0., October 19, 1921. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, on 
the call of the Moderator, and was called to order and led in 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. Eugene Alexander. 

The roll was made out and the following were enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, L. L. Little, R. A. McLeod, A. R. 
McQueen, W. C. Brown, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, J. F. 
Menius, isTeill Mclnnis, E. Alexander, E. L. Siler, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, L. A. McLaurin, J. A. McMurray, Jonas Bar- 
clay, C. B. Craig, C. R. Bailey and A. W. Crawford. 

Ruling Elders: Ernest Graham, Red Springs; Ryan Mc- 
Bride, Bethel; J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; J. E. Elliott, Church 
of the Covenant ; Jno. H. Kennedy, Cumnock ; H. M. Pink- 
ston, Highland; C. H. Russell, Jonesboro; McLean Camp- 
bell, Raeford ; J. S. Bethea, Summerville. 

Rev. J. K. Hall tendered his resignation of the pastorates 
of Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex churches, which was 
accepted, and the pastoral relations dissolved, to take effect 
December 1, 1921, and Brother Hall was granted a letter of 
dismission to King's Mountain Presbytery, at the expiration 
of his present pastorate. Presbytery was led in prayer by 
Rev. H. G. Hill, for Brother Hall and his family. A com- 
mittee consisting of Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill and E. L. Siler, 
was appointed to convey to Brother Hall our sympathy for 
him, and our appreciation of his faithful services in our 
Presbytery. 

A communication from the Church of the Covenant, 
regarding their work in connection with Camp Bragg, was 
received, and further information was received from Rev. 
R. A. McLeod, Mr. J. E. Elliott and Rev. L. Smith. Our 
Superintendent of Home Missions was asked to overture the 
Home Mission Committee of the General Assembly to give 
us financial aid in maintaining the work Rev. R. A. McLeod 
is doing at Camp Bragg. 

Rev. C. B. Craig was elected to succeed Rev. J. K. Hall 
as Trustee of Flora Macdonald College. 



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The following addition to the Fall and Winter Evangelis- 
tic Campaign was approved: Galatia, A. T. Lassiter; Ray- 
mont S. H. ? D. L. Jones. 

Presbytery took recess to meet on the call of the Moderator. 
Tarboro, N. 0., October 20, 1921. 

Presbytery convened at 5 :45 p. m., on the call of the Mod- 
erator, and resumed business. 

The commission appointed to visit Shannon church made 
the following report, which was adopted: 

Your commisson met at Shannon, October 4. After conferring 
with practcally all the present active membership of the church and 
hearing their opinions, and that of others, we would submit the 
following report and recommendations: 

While the immediate prospect of Shannon Presbyterian church is 
not good, neither is it favorable for the other denominations. There 
are very few Methodists. At present there are a few more Baptists 
in that section than those of other denominations, but most of these 
are of unsettled residence. The Presbyterians have the only place 
of worship, a substantial building, but in need of repairs for the 
roof. We recommend: 

1. That Shannon church be retained as a place of worship. 

2. That Presbytery authorize the treasurer to supplement the 
$125.00 now on hand and what other amount may be collected, to 
the amount needed for repairing the roof of Shannon church, not 
to exceed $100.00. 

3. That an effort be made to enlist the services of a live 
Christian worker, presumably one of the session of some nearby 
church, to re-organize and conduct a Presbyterian Sunday School 
at Shannon church. 

4. That later, after the Sunday School has been established, 
Presbytery send some able evangelist to Shannon to conduct a series 
of services with a view to reviving interest and adding to the 
church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CARL B. CRAIG, 
J. W. McLAUCHLIN, 
EUGENE ALEXANDER, 
JOHN A. McMURRAY, 

Committee. 

The commission was continued until the Spring meeting 
of the Presbytery to supervise the work needed. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 253 

On recommendation of the chairman of the committee of 
Christian Education, it was ordered that the amount of aid 
given to Mrs. J. Mel. Wicker be changed to $300.00, and that 
given to candidate Knight be changed to $150.00. 

A loan from the Gilbert Memorial fund of $200.00, to 
West End church, was authorized, as soon as a suitable note 
may be given for the amount. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. A. W. Craw- 
ford, to meet at Red Springs, N". C, Tuesday after the third 
Sabbath in April, 1922. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator, 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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PRO RE NATA MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, N. C, November 28, 1921. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in pro re nata session, in the 
Presbyterian chnrch, at 11 o'clock a. m., and was called to 
order and opened with prayer by Rev. I. ~N. Clegg, the last 
Moderator present. 

The following were found present and enrolled: Rev. 
Messrs. I. N. Clegg, Chas. R. Bailey, R. H. Viser, EL G. 
Hill and E. L. Siler, and Ruling Elder T. B. Elmore, of the 
Church in the Pines. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Raeford, N. C, November 12, 1921. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayebteville Presbytery to convene at Maxton, 
N. C, on Monday, November 28, at 11 o'clock a. m., to act on the 
resignation of Rev. R. H. Viser, assistant pastor of the Church in 
the Pines, and any other matters growing out of said resignation. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. R. H. Viser tendered his resignation as assistant 
pastor of the Church in the Pines. The church, through its 
representative, Mr. T. B. Elmore, concurred in his request 
for the dissolution of the pastoral relation. Presbytery 
accepted his resignation and dissolved the pastoral relation. 
Rev. R. H. Viser was, at his own request, granted a letter of 
dismission to Bethel Presbytery. 

There being no further business, the minutes were read 
and adopted, and Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. 
H. G. Hill, to meet in regular session, at Red Springs, Tues- 
day after the third Sabbath in April, 1922. 

I. K CLEGG, Moderator, 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 255 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, K 0., December 27, 1921. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met at 11 a. m., in the pastor's 
study, and was called to order and led in prayer by Rev. H. G. 
Hill, the last Moderator present. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, J. W. Goodman, John McSween, 
Jr., and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: J. S. McRae, Maxton; E. C. McNeill, 
Rowland, and N". T. McLean, Ashpole. 

Mr. John A. McCormick, of Ashpole church, was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Raeford, N. C, December 13, 1921. 

The constitutional requirement having been met, I hereby call a 
special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery, to convene in the Max- 
ton Presbyteran church, Tuesday, December 27, 1921, at 11 o'clock 
a. m., for the purpose of acting on the resignation of Rev. John 
McSween of the pastorates of Ashpole and Rowland churches, 
granting him a letter of dismission to Pee Dee Presbytery, if the 
way be clear, and transacting any business necessary in connection 
with said resignation. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. John McSween tendered his resignation of the pas- 
torates of Ashpole and Rowland churches, and requested a 
letter of dismission to Pee Dee Presbytery. The churches, 
through their representatives, concurring in this request, the 
resignation was accepted, the pastoral relation dissolved, 
effective January 1, 1922, and Brother McSween was granted 
a letter of dismission to Pee Dee Presbytery. 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter, whose name appears next on the list, 
was requested to act as chairman of the committee of Publica- 
tion and Sunday School work, until the next regular meeting 
of Presbytery. 



256 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEKY 

Rev. W. C. Brown was appointed a member of the com- 
mittee of Systematic Beneficence, in place of Brother 
McSween. 

The churches of Ashpole and Rowland were allowed to 
employ Rev. John McSween as Stated Supply, until the 
Spring meeting of Presbytery, on terms agreeable to both 
parties. 

There being no further business, Presbytery adjourned, 
with prayer by Rev. J. W. Goodman. 

H. G. HILL, Moderator, 

E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 257 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in pro re nata session at 
Smithfield, N". C, January 5, 1922, at 1 :30 o'clock p. m., and 
was called to order by Rev. A. R. McQueen, the last Moder- 
ator present. Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. A. T. 

Lassiter. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, D. M. Mc- 
Geachy, Neill Mclnnis and A. T. Lassiter. 

Ruling Elders: C. C. Young, Spence; H. T. Smith, Oak- 
land, and Ed. S. Edmondson, Smithfield. 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter was requested to act as clerk. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Raeford, N. C, December 26, 1921. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in Viae 
Smithfield Presbyterian church, Smithfield, N. C, Thursday, Janu- 
ary 5, 1922, at 1:30 o'clock p. m., for the following purposes: 

1. To consider the resignation of Rev. D. M. McGeachy of the 
pastorates of the Oakland and Spence churches, and if the way be 
clear, to dissolve the pastoral relations existing between him and 
said churches, and dismiss him to Wilmington Presbytery. 

2. To receive under the care of Presbytery, as a candidate for 
the ministry, if the way be clear, Mr. Harry Russell, of Lumberton. 

3. To take any action found necessary in connection with either 
of the above items. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

After due examination, Mr. Harry K. Russell of the 
Lumberton church was received under the care of Presbytery 
as a candidate for the ministry, and it was ordered that he be 
enrolled as a candidate. 

Rev. D. M. McGeachy tendered his resignation of the pas- 
torates of Oakland and Spence churches, and requested that 
the pastoral relations be dissolved, and that he be given a 
letter of dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 



258 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The above named churches concurring, through their rep- 
resentatives, in this request, his resignation was accepted 
and the pastoral relations dissolved. Kev. D. M. McGeachy 
was granted a letter of dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Kev. C. E. Clarke. 

A. K. McQUEEN, Moderator. 

A. T. LASSITEK, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILEE, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 259 

CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, K 0., February 16, 1922. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met at 11 a. m. and was 
called to order and opened with prayer by Rev. J. A. Mc- 
Murray, the last Moderator present. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, W. E. Hill, J. A. McMurray, G. E. 
Moorehouse, C. R. Bailey, I. "N, Clegg and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: J. S. McNeill, Lumberton; T. B. Elmore, 
Church in the Pines ; H. W. Rainey, Rowland ; J. S. McRae, 
Maxton ; C. S. McArthur, St. Pauls. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Raeford, N. C, February 4, 1922. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a specal meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene at Maxton 
Presbyterian church, Maxton, N. C, February 16, 1922, at 11 
o'clock a. m., to transact the following items of business: 

1. To consder the resignation of Rev. C. K. Taffe as pastor of 
the Carthage, Union and Eureka churches, and to dismiss him, at 
his own request, to Albemarle Presbytery, if the way be clear. 

2. To consider the approval of t?he action of the Stewardship 
Committee of the Synod in employing Mr. J. B. Spillman as Man- 
ager for the Synod for all of his time in the year of 1922, this 
Presbytery to assume its share of the financial support of the work. 

3. To hold a Stewardship Conference of the Presbytery at t?he 
sam* 1 time, and transact any business relative to the work con- 
templated in our Progressive Program. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

A communication was received from Rev. C. K. Taffe 
tendering his resignation of the pastorates of Carthage, 
Union and Eureka churches, asking that the pastoral relation 
between him and said churches be dissolved, and requesting a 
letter of transfer to Albemarle Presbytery. Communications 
from the three churches concerned were read, and, it appear- 
ing that they concurred with him in this request, his resigna- 



260 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



tion was accepted, the pastoral relations between him and 
said churches were dissolved, and he was granted a letter of 
dismission to Albemarle Presbytery. 

The privileges of the floor were granted to Mr. J. B. Spill- 
man, Synodical Manager of the Progressive Program, and to 
Mr. McKay McKinnon, a deacon in the Maxton church. 

This Presbytery approved the action of the Synod's 
Stewardship Committee in electing Mr. J. B. Spillman as 
Manager of the Progressive Program, and assumed its part 
of the expense of conducting the campaign, namely $321.00. 
The Treasurer of Presbytery was authorized to pay this out 
of Home Mission funds. 

Recess was taken until 2 o'clock p. m. 

2 :00 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. and proceeded to hold 
a very interesting Stewardship Conference, led by Rev. J. A. 
McMurray, the Presbyterial Manager of the Progressive Pro- 
gram. Addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. W. E. Hill, 
H. G. Hill and Mr. J. B. Spillman. Some Elders and 
Deacons present also made brief addresses. 

Presbytery then adjourned, with singing, prayer and the 
benediction. 

J. A. McMURRAY, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PEESBYTERY 261 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTEENTH STATED 

SESSION 

Ked Springs, K 0., April 18, 1922. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
eighteenth stated session, in the Presbyterian church, at 8 
o'clock p. m., and was opened with a sermon by the retiring 
moderator, Eev. Eugene Alexander, from 2 Cor. 5 :14. Pres- 
bytery was then led in prayer by the Moderator. 

Ruling Elder A. C. Pay, of Pittsboro, was elected Moder- 
ator by acclamation, and Rev. G. P. Kirkpatrick temporary 
clerk. 

The committee on Arrangements made the following report 
which was adopted : 

1. We recommend the followng hours for the sessions of the 
Presbytery : 

9:00 a. m. to 12:00 m. 

2:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. 

8:00 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

2. We recommend that the hour from 10 to 11 o'clock Wednes- 
day morning be devoted to a popular meeting in the interest of 
Foreign Missions. 

3. That the Presbyterial sermon be preached at 11 o'clock 
Wednesday morning, and that this be followed by the Presbyterial 
communion and memorial service. 

4. That the Presbytery receed from business at 3:30 o'clock on 
Wednesday afternoon to give the committees opportunity to meet 
and perfect their reports. 

5. That on Wednesday evening the Presbytery accept the invita- 
tion of Flora Macdonald College for supper at the college, and that 
the evening session be held in the college auditorium. 

6. That Rev. Ira Landrith be invited to address the Presbytery 
and a mass meeting of the citizens of Red Springs in the college 
auditorium from 8 to 9 o'clock on Wednesday evening, and that this 
be followed immediately by a popular meeting in the interest of 
Home Missions. 

7. That the first order after dinner on Wednesday be the 
examination for licensure of candidates W. M. Currie and J. M. 
McBryde. 

E. L. SILER, 
J. B. BLACK, 
J. C. SNODDY, 

Committee. 



262 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 



It made the order of the day tomorrow at 10 o'clock to 
hear a report on Synodical Home Missions by the Superin- 
tendent, Rev. A. W. Crawford. 

Eev. J. B. Black, of Bethel Presbytery, was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

The Stated Clerk read a telegram from the Stated Clerk 
of Bethel Presbytery to the effect that a letter of dismission 
had been issued to Rev. J. B. Black. Brother Black was then 
received, after due examination, as a member of this Pres- 
bytery, and it was ordered that his name be enrolled after 
signing the usual obligations required of ministers. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. C. B. Craig, to 
meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 :00 a. m. and engaged in devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

The roll was called and the following were found present 
and enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, C. G. 
Vardell, G. T. Pace, L. Smith, W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon, 
A. R. McQueen, V. R. Gaston, I. K Clegg, W. L. Wilson, 
A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, C. L. Wicker, L. A. McLaurin, 
C. E. Clarke, Eugene Alexander, G. E. Moorehouse, W. E. 
Hill, J. W. Goodman, E. L. Siler, John A. McMurray, C. R. 
Bailey, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, Dugald Munroe, 
E. C. Murray, A. W. Crawford, J. E. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, 
R. G. Matheson (2), L. C. Campbell, Jonas Barclay, Neill 
Mclnnis, E. B. Carr (2), J. B. Black. 

Ruling Elders : A. G. Currie, Antioch ; J. A. McCormick, 
Ashpole; T. N. Holmes, Barbecue; E. C. Matheson (2), 
Bensalem; Preston Woodall, Benson; Ryan McBryde (2), 
Bethel; J. Talbot Johnson (2), Bethesda; J. S. Ray, Big 
Rockfish; H. J. Bain, Bluif; D. E. Shaw, Broadway; J. D. 
McPherson, Buffalo; Dixon McDonald, Bunnlevel; D. J. 
Pierce, Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; S. J. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 263 



Hooks (2), Carthage; A. McKay, Centre; L. Calhoun 
(2), the Church in the Pines; D. M. Fairly, Church of 
the Covenant; D. A. Blue (2), Culdee; John Monroe (2), 
Cypress; F. M. McKay, Duke; L. A. Mclnnis (2), Dun- 
darrach; J. M. Pearsall, Dunn; W. G. Carter, Elise; 
Colon Black, Ephesus ; J. M. Wilcox, Euphronia ; J. A. Mc- 
Leod (2), Eureka; G. H. West, Fairmont; B. M. Prior, 
Fayetteville First; K B. McDonald, Flat Branch; W. J. 
Gillis (2), Galatia; J. C. Williams, Godwin; J. M. Mclver, 
Gulf; A. J. Bain, Harnett; Angus McNeill, Hebron; J. C. 
McDiarmid, Highland; J. H. McPhail, Hope Mills; J. A. 
McMillan, Iona; Edwin Morgan (2), Lakeside; J. A. Knott, 
Lakeview; H. F. Monroe, Laurel Hill; W. D. McEachin, 
Laurinburg; O. L. Johnson, Lillington; N. D. M. Clark, 
Longstreet; H. M. John (2), Lumber Bridge; H. M. Mc- 
Alister, Lumberton; G. M. Cameron, Manly; J. P. Wiggins, 
Maxton; D. E. Currie, McPherson; W. A. Johnson, Mid- 
way; C. L. Clark (2), Milton; E. S. Alderman (2), Mont- 
pelier; J. D. McNeill (2), Mt. Tabor; K. K. Vann, Mt. 
Vernon Springs; H. T. Smith, Oakland; H. C. McMillan 
(2), Parkton; Sandy McNeill, Philadelphus ; D. M. John- 
son, Philippi; J. D. Cameron, Pinehurst; A. C. Ray, Pitts- 
boro; D. A. Mcintosh, Pocket; William Lamont, Raeford; 
J. C. Snoddy, Red Springs; A. C. McGoogan (2), Rennert; 
D. C. S. Shaw (2), Rex; H. D. Cameron, Rock Branch; 
H. W. Rainey, Rowland; Lynn Mclver, Sanford; J. M. 
Hodges, Sardis; E. C. Winston, Selma; M. McLeod, Shiloh; 
L. D. Wharton, Smithfield; D. M. Stewart (2), Smyrna; 
J. F. Monroe, Spies ; I. L. Shaw, St. Andrews ; L. A. Mc- 
Geachy, St. Pauls; T. D. Bulla, Sunnyside; J. R. McQueen 
(2), Union; J. A. Keith (2), Vass; M. C. McDonald, 
West End. 

The minutes of last evening's session were read and 
approved. 

The minutes of intervening adojurned and called meet- 
ings were read and approved. 

Rev. T. F. Opie, Rector of the local Episcopal church, was 
introduced and and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

A petition from Pineview church, in regard to a change of 
name, was referred to the Home Mision Committee. 



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Petitions for organization of churches at Coats and Pine 
Level were referred to the Home Mission Committee. 

Calls from Union and Eureka churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. C. E. Clark were referred to the committee 
on Calls and Supplies. 

The report of a commission appointed to organize a church 
at Four Oaks was referred to the Home Mission Committee. 

The stated clerk was instructed to send all sessional reports 
to Mr. J. B. Spillman, Charlotte, N". C, with instructions 
that he be requested to send them to the Assembly agencies 
as soon as he has secured from them the information he needs. 

An overture from Rennert church, requesting the visit of 
a commission to dissolve the church, was referred to the com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures. 

The following communications were referred to the com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies : Calls of Red Springs for J. B. 
Black, Bunnlevel for C. M. Gibbs and Sanford for H. R. 
Murchison; also communications from Gibson, Aberdeen, 
Lakeside, Summerville, Smyrna and Carthage churches, and 
from Rev. 0. R. Bailey tendering his resignation of the 
pastorates of Gibson and Aberdeen churches and requesting 
a dissolution of these pastoral relations. 

A communication from the General Assembly's Home 
Mission Committee was referred to the Presbytery's commit- 
tee on Assembly Missions. 

The report of the committee on the Minutes of the General 
Assembly, docketed from last meeting, was made the second 
order of the day for the afternoon. 

Communications from Rev. I. Cochrane Hunt and Dr. 
T. H. Law, were referred to the committee on Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Communications from Dr. H. H. Sweets and Rev. B. B. 
Lambdin were referred to the committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 



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Communications from the Assembly's committee of Chris- 
itan Education and Ministerial Relief and from Drs. W. J. 
Martin and W. L. Lingle, were referred to the Permanent 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

A communication from Rev. Robert Hill was referred to 
the committee on the Sabbath and Family Religion. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford, Superintendent of Synod's Home 
Missions, made a report, and, pending its adoption, he ad- 
dressed the Presbytery on Synod's Home Mission work. The 
report was adopted and is as follows : 

Report of the Home Misson Committee of the Synod to the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville on the work done in its bounds April 
1921 to April 1922: 

In the year the Synod has aided in the support of six men in the 
local fields of the Presbytery, namely, Rev. Messrs. A. T. Lassiter, 
D. M. McGeachy, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, W. L. Wilson and 
R. G. Matheson. 

They supplied 22 of the churches of the Presbytery and 13 other 
regular preaching places. 

They reported 214 additions to their churches upon profession 
and 40 by letter and the organization of three churches in their 
fields, namely, Four Oaks, Spies, and West End. 

The Evangelists of the Synod held 18 meetings in the Presbytery 
in the year, as follows: 

Rev. William Black — Lakeside, Cameron, Pembroke, Salem, 
Pittsboro, Maxton. 

Rev. 0. G. Jones, D. D.— Pinehurst. 

Rev. Conner Brown — Pine Grove, Summerville, Sunnyside, Dun- 
darrach. 

Rev. Leonard Gill — Campbellton Mission at Fayetteville, McMil- 
lan, Montrose, Bethel, St. Pauls, Cape Fear, Rock Branch. 

They reported 305 additions to the churches upon profession in 
these meetings, and 34 by letter. 

In the combined work of the Synod's Evangelists and the men in 
the local fields in whose support we have a part, with careful deduc- 
tion where both were engaged so as not to count twice, there were 
reported 522 additions to the churches upon profession of faith and 
71 by letter, compared with 333 additions upon profession last year. 

The Synod's committee has expended in this work in the Pres- 
bytery in the year, $4,964.60. It has made grants for buildings as 
follows: Rennert, White Oak, Raven Rock, West End churches, and 



266 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



the Sardis Manse to the amount of $1,350.00. It has expended in 
all in the Presbytery, $6,314.60; an increase over last year of $700. 
It has received in contributions from the churches of the Presby- 
tery, $6,952.40; last year, $7,659.38. 

We would call the especial attention of the Presbytery to two 
phases of the work now before us. 

1. The re-survey of all our territory that we may know exactly 
where the work of our church is needed with the view of intelligent- 
ly and earnestly making a supreme effort to take up the work in 
every field in our bounds where there is an evident need for the 
work of our church. 

2. The devising of some scheme to undertake upon a plane com- 
mensurate with the need the housing of our churchless churches and 
providing manses for our workers. 

In the large advance of our work we have reached the point 
where this problem of church and manse erection must be adequate- 
ly solved or we can not go forward with our work. 

The special interest and co-operation of the Presbytery is asked 
in working out the solution of these two great problems. 

Respectfully submitted in behalf of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee of the Synod. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, Chairman. 

Rev. Messrs. James Lapsley, of Wilmington Presbytery; 
J. A. Caligan, of Pee Dee Presbytery, and Ira Landrith, 
D. D., of Nashville Presbytery (U. S. A.), were introduced 
and invited to sit as corresponding members. 

Rev. O. I. Hinson, pastor of the local M. E. church, was 
introduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The Moderator announced the following standing com- 
mittees : 

1. BILLS AND OVERTURES: E. Alexander, R. A. McLeod, 
C. G. Vardell, G. H. West. 

2. CALLS AND SUPPLIES: W. C. Brown, C. E. Clarke, J. C. 
McDiarmid, J. C. Williams, R. M. Prior. 

3. JUDICIAL: M. D. McNeill, D. Monroe, John Mclver, Mur- 
doch McLeod. 

4. NOMINATIONS: C. R. Bailey, W. E. Hill, Duncan E. 
Currie, William Lamont, L. D. Wharton. 

5. MINUTES OF SYNOD: C. M. Gibbs, W. L. Wilson, D. Mc- 
Kay Johnson, H. W. Rainey. 



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6. SESSIONAL RECORDS: J. W. Goodman, Chairman. 
Sec. 1. Neill Mclnnis, Preston Woodall, T. N. Holmes, J. A. Mc- 
Cormick. Sec. 2. G. T. Pace, D. E. Shaw, D. A. Huffines, D. M. 
Fairley. Sec. 3. I. N. Clegg, J. S. Ray, Colon Black, Angus McNeill. 
Sec. 4. Jonas Barclay, A. G. Currie, J. A. Knott, J. A. McMillan. 
Sec. 5. L. Cook Campbell, G. M. Cameron, N. D. M. Clark, L. A. Mc- 
Geachy. 

7. LEAVE OF ABSENCE: J. F. Menius, R. G. Matheson, 
0. L. Johnston, J. M. Wilcox. 

8. NARRATIVE: L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, R. R. 
Vann, H. T. Smith. 

9. ORDERS: J. C. Snoddy, H. M. Dixon, J. B. Black. 

Rev. C. B. Craig preached the Presbyterial sermon on 
"Magnifying the Office of Deacon/' (I Tim. 3:13), after 
which the Presbyterial communion was conducted by Rev. 
Messrs. V. R. Gaston and R. G. Matheson. 

Memorials of Rev. E. W. Souders, read by Rev. L. Smith, 
and of Rev. J. Mel. Wicker, read by Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
were adopted by rising votes, and are as follows : 



MEMORIAL OF REV. E. W. SOUDERS 

The Rev. E. W. Souders was born March 7, 1843, at New Ply- 
mouth, Ohio, and spent his childhood and the days of his youth in 
that State. He was educated and trained for his life's work 
there — baking his college course at Wittenburg College and his 
theological training at Springfield Seminary — graduating at that 
institution in June, 1866. He was ordained August, 1867, by the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod. For 16 years he did the work of the 
ministry in the Lutheran church; at the end of which time he was 
transferred to the Presbyterian Church, North. His services in 
this church covered a period of 17 years, during which time he 
served as pastor and supply the churches of Circlesville, O., Gallion, 
O., Carthage, 111., and Clinton, Ind. His labors over many of these 
years were in ill health and suffering, and his impaired health 
caused him finally to lay aside work for a season. On account of 
his ill health he decided to seek a milder climate, and came South 
in the year 1900, locating in Fayetteville, N. C. Here he gradually 
grew better and in 1903 he determined to resume his loved em- 
ployment and applied for some work in churches of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, and that same year was received from the Presbytery 
of Crawfordsville, Ind., into Fayetteville Presbytery. His first 
work for the Presbytery of Fayetteville, was done in the churches 
at Kenly, Smithfield and Oakland; and here he did very acceptable 
service for five years. He also did supply-work at Dunn, N. C., be- 
ginning there in 1904. In 1908 he was permitted by his Presby- 



268 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIKLE PRESBYTERY 



tery to resign all this work, and accept a call to the Congrega- 
tional church at Southern Pines, N. C. Here he finished, finally, his 
work of the Gospel ministry; for his health failed again to such an 
extent that he must lay aside all active work. In 1911 he became 
totally blind, and had to spend the rest of his days, on account of 
this, and his other sickness, an invalid, shut in from the pleasures 
and joys of those in active life. 

Those who knew and loved him best, tell us that in all these 
afflictions and this suffering he was patient — maintaining at all 
times the submissive and uncomplaining spirit and yielding to 
what he felt was the will of Him who makes no mistakes. 

Brother Souders, was, as the writer knew him, a man of sweet 
spirit and of modest and retiring disposition, and, yet possessing a 
quiet firmness in his stand in all matters of principle and was very 
decided in opinion of matters right and wrong — taking his stand 
for the right in no uncertain way. Hence he inspired confidence in 
his teaching and men felt that there was truth that was to be 
accepted. He was sound in the faith and very much in earnest in 
presenting the truth as it was in Jesus. He believed the Bible to be 
the Word of God and preached it as such. 

As a preacher of righteousness he was far above the average. 
His ideas was clear cut, his thoughts presented with force and the 
choice of his language chaste and his manner impressive. As he 
mingled with men he made many friends and soon won his way into 
the hearts of young and old. He made his life one of service to God 
and man as far forth as health permitted, and yielded to the in- 
active life only when he must. We all admire such a quiet devoted 
service and we doubt not it was well-pleasing to God. 

At the beginning of his ministerial career he was happily married 
to Miss Buenavista Morgan, who, with two sons, survives him, and 
with whom he lived for 55 years. 

On May 30, 1921, his earthly career ended and he passed to his 
eternal reward, and, we believe,, before his translation he had this 
testimony that he pleased God. He was buried in the land of his 
birth, where he awaits the Voice of Him Who is the resurrection 
and the Life. 

L. SMITH, Committee. 



REV. JAMES McIVER WICKER 

Rev. James Mclver Wicker was born in the Buffalo congregation 
in Lee county, then Moore county, on December 28, 1855, and died 
at Sanford, N. C, August 3, 1921. 

He attended Bingham School and finished his course there in 
1880. He taught school for a year and a half but gave up this work 
that he might prepare himself for the gospel ministry. He entered 
Princeton early in 1882 and graduated with the class of 1885. The 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 269 



following fall he entered the Theological Seminary at Princeton 
and finished the course in the spring of 3.888. 

His first charge was at Shennandoah in Pennsylvania, which he 
served for ttiree years. In 1891 he was called to the Edge Hill 
church, also in Pennsylvania. A handsome church building was 
erected during this pastorate. In 1897 he began what he believed to 
be the most fruitful work of his ministry in the pastorate of the 
Puritan church of Philadelphia. Here he again led his people in the 
erection of a handsome church building. After serving t?his church 
12 years he resigned in order to accept a call to St. Paul's church 
in Fayetteville Presbytery where he began his work in the sum- 
mer of 1909. His ministry here continued five years. In 1916 he 
accepted a call to Ashboro church, in Orange Presbytery, but 
served only a few months before he was stricken by serious illness 
from which he never fully recovered. His last? work was with the 
Sanford church which he supplied during the absence of the pastor 
who served overseas as chaplain in the great World War. 

October 1, 1891, he was married to Miss Margaret Gilmour who 
was his help-meet during his ministry and his constant sympathetic 
companion during the declining years of his life. 

A brother minister has said of him, "He was not? a man of 
superficial gifts. There was about him nothing of sounding brass 
and a tinkling cymbal. He was one of the real producers of the 
ministry. What he did and was would never be known if the world 
were not the domain of a Father, who seeth in secret and, in His 
own appointed way and t?ime, rewardeth openly. With a mind that 
was clear and calm and a faith that was sure in its estimate of 
spiritual values, he set himself to be a living epistle of God. He 
was a genuine four-square man." 

In his various congregations, served during 31 years, there are 
many who thank God for the life he lived and for his minist?ry of 
the Word by which souls were pointed to a living Savior and sad- 
dened hearts were comforted by his messages of hope. 

L. A. McLAURIN. Committee. 



It was made the third order after dinner to examine Mr. 
J. W. Bracy, of the Ashpole church, with a view of his being 
received as a candidate for the ministry. 

The Stated Clerk's reports on Vacancies and Absentees 
were referred to the committees on Nominations and Leave of 
Absence, respectively. 

The report of the commission to organize a church at Spies 
was referred to the Home Mission Committee. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :30 o'clock p. m. 



270 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 



Second Day — Afternoon 

Presbytery met at 2 :30 p. m. Candidates W. M. Currie 
and J. M. McBryde were examined, as required by the Book 
of Church Order, with a view to licensure. The examinations 
were sustained as satisfactory, separately and as a whole, and 
they were licensed as probationers to preach the Gospel, and 
enrolled as Licentiates. Mr. J. M. McBryde, at his own 
request, was granted a letter of dismission to Wilmington 
Presbytery. 

Mr. J. W. Bracy was examined and received as a candidate 
for the ministry and his name enrolled. 

Recess was taken until 8 :00 p. m. 

Second Day — Evening 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 :30 p. m., in the auditorium of 
Flora Macdonald College. Rev. Carl B. Craig, a member of 
of the executive committee of Foreign Missions, presided, at 
the request of the Moderator, and presented a report on 
Foreign Missions. While its adoption was pending, Presby- 
tery heard an interesting address on China by Rev. Lacy 
L. Little. The report was adopted as a whole and is as 
follows : 

God continues to bless the Foreign Mission work of the church. 
Political turmoil in several countries where our work is located 
together with financial depression in our own land, caused many 
to take a gloomy view and prophesy dark things for missions dur- 
ing the year 1921-22. But earnest men and women went to God in 
prayer, and he has answered it. The committee reports that? in 
some respects this is the best year in the history of the church. 
There were 4,731 additions to the native churches, 41 more than 
the numbr reported last year. The total receipts for the year were 
$1,281,323.86 considerably larger than last year. While a consid- 
erable deficit still remains, we may well be thankful that it was 
no larger. 

Thirty-eight new missionaries were added to the roll last year, 
while our losses were only five, three by death and two by 
resignation. 

Opportunity for opening new work is very great. A call was 
made last year for reinforcement to the number of 217 in order prop- 
erly to care for present work. Only the 38 already mentioned have 
been added, making no provision for opening new work or enlarg- 
ment of any kind, so the challenge of unbounded opportunity is still 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 271 



unmet. God has opened the door and is waiting for his people 
to enter in. 

We bring to your attention several facte of interest about the 
various fields. 

In Africa, a complete revolution of attitude by the Belgian Congo 
officials makes the work of our missionaries much easier. Also the 
establishment by several Missionary Societies of a hotel for mis- 
sionaries at a strategic point makes greatly for economy and con- 
venience. 

In Brazil, the work of Protestantism grows continually. Rio de 
Janeiro is the largest Protestant center in the Latin world. One 
church having over 1,000 members, with a budget of $15,000.00, 
supports 14 missions. Dr. Alviro Ries, of Rio, one of frhe most 
brilliant pulpit orators in the Americas, received his college and 
seminary training at our school at Campinas. We are glad to report 
from Mexico, also, that Protestantism is being more universally 
recognized than ever before. 

In China the work goes forward in spite of famine and disturbed 
political conditions. Progress is being made toward a Chinese 
Presbyterian church, self-directing and increasingly self-support- 
ing. But our medical situation is desperate in China. We must 
have reinforcement of at least six more physicians properly to man 
our present work. Only trwo physicians are now under appoint- 
ment to fill this crying need. 

Japan, now undergoing the growing pains of an exaggerated 
national consiciousness, seeths with unrest, industrial, not to 
speak of spiritual. Let us support our faithful missionaries there 
with our prayers and active co-operation. 

In Korea, there seems to be a return of the revival spirit of a 
decade or more ago. The fact that native Koreans contributed out 
of their poverty last year the sum of $82,519.00, a little over $10.00 
per member, is indicative of the splendid earnest type of Christian 
the Korean makes. 

The following summary may be of interest: 

Population of our fields, estimated 33,471,127 

Foreign Workers 440 

Children of Foreign Workers 335 

Native Workers 3,406 

Out Stations 1,593 

Organized Congregations 243 

Communicants 44,834 

Additions in 1921 4,731 

Church Constituency 111,989 

Sabbath Schools 1,327 

Sabbath School Membership 36,644 

Income from Native Sources $274,578.00 

We make the following recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery urge its pastors to lay especially upon the 
hearts of young physicians bhe claims of the Foreign Mission field. 



272 MIXITTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



2. That in this time of financial depression, each church make 
a determined effort to meet its full apportionment to Foreign Mis- 
sions. We must not retrench. 

C. B. CRAIG, Acting Chairman. 

By a rising vote, Presbytery tendered its hearty thanks to 
the authorities of Flora Macdonald College for the substan- 
tial supper and delightful entertainment of the evening. 

It was ordered that the Home Mission Committee be given 
the hour at 11 :00 a. m. tomorrow to make its report. 

Adjourned, with prayer, to meet tomorrow morning at 
9 o'clock. 

Third Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 :00 a. m., and was led in devotional 
exercises by Kev. Jonas Barclay. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, amended 
and approved. 

The report of the commission to organize a church at Spies 
was adopted and the commission dissolved. Following is 
the report: 

The commission met on November 9, 1921, at the home of Mr. 
Monroe, one of the members of Ben Salem church. Present at this 
meeting of the commission, Rev. Messrs. R. G. Matheson and W. L. 
Wilson, and Ruling Elder Jno. C. Monroe, of the Ben Salem church. 
The commission was constituted with prayer, and the church was 
organized according to the Book of Church Order. 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

A communication from Sandy Grove church was received 
and referred to the committee on Bills and Overtures. 

The report of the committee on the Minutes of the General 
Assembly (docketed from the Pall meeting) was adopted 
and is as follows : 

Your committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly reports 
that the following matters have been handed down by the Assembly 
to the Presbyteries for their action: 

1. A proposed amendment to Paragraph 115 Book of Church 
Order to the effect that elders and deacons may be electied for a 
period of five years, when a congregation so desires (Minutes, 
p. 68). We recommend that it be answered NO. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 273 



2. A proposed substitute for Section IV of Chapter IV of the 
Form of Government, "Of the Deacon" (Minutes pp. 188-89). We 
recommend that it be answered YES. 

3. Proposed amendments to Paragraph 121, Book of Church 
Order, altering said paragraph so as to allow a Ruling Elder to 
deliver the charge to the pastor at his installation as well as to the 
people (Minutes pp. 65-69). We recommend that it be an- 
swered YES. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The following resolution, regarding the devotional exer- 
cises at Presbytery, was adopted : 

Resolved, That at its future sessions this Presbytery will hold its 
devotional exercises the last hour of each morning session, to be 
accompanied by a sermon; and that the committee on Orders be 
authorized to select ministers to preach these sermons and notify 
them a sufficient time in advance to permit of preparation. 

An overture to the General Assembly in regard to Minis- 
terial Belief, was referred to the committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 

The report of the committee on Sytematic Beneficence was 
received, the recommendations taken up seriatim, and pend- 
ing its adoption, Bev. J. A. McMurray addressed the Presby- 
tery on the Presbyterian Progressive Program. The report 
was adopted as a whole and is as follows : 

Your committee on Systematic Beneficene respectfully reports 
the contributions to the several benevolent causes as indicated in 
the statistical reports from the churches as follows: 

Foreign Missions $26,936 

Assembly's Home Missions 8,764 

Synod's Home Missions 7,527 

Presbytery's Home Missions 10,423 

Congregational Home Missions 3,089 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 6,234 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 2,418 

Educational Institutions 11,482 

Bible Cause 751 

Orphans' Homes 19,588 

Miscellaneous 12,279 

Total $109,491 

Your committee offers the following recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery overture the General Assembly to discon- 
tinue its official connection with the Federal Council of the Churches 
of Christ in America. 



274 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



2. That Presbytery declines to overture the General Assembly 
to place the Lord's Day Alliance on its budget and to assign to it a 
definite percentage of benevolent funds. 

WM. E. HILL, Chairman. 

The manager of the Progressive Program of the Presby- 
tery presented the following report which was approved and 
admitted to record : 

As manager of the Progressive Program in Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, I beg to present the following report: 

Eleven conferences were conducted in the bounds of the Presby- 
tery; three district local conferences at which we had the Synodical 
Manager, and although there were no large crowds, yet these 
reached practically all parts of the Presbytery. Eight county con- 
ferences were held in the interest of the Progressive Program; 
weather conditions again prevevented a larger attendance. But we 
feel that a great impetus was given to the cause through these 
meetings. I wish to thank the ministers and laymen of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery for their valuable help in making the conferences 
go; especially am I indebted to those ministers in the several coun- 
ties who were the hosts of the conferences, and to the Laymen's 
Association for the splendid help rendered. 

Thirty-four special letters were written in working up these 
stewardship conferences. Twenty-nine postals and reply cards were 
sent to all the active pastors of the Presbytery. One thousand form 
letters were sent to ministers and elders in the interest of the con- 
ferences. Seven hundred and fifty copies of articles on tithing were 
distributed at these conferences; 270 copies of "Organization and 
Operation of the Progressive Program;" 400 stewardship pam- 
phlets; 100 manuals; 1,000 pledge cards. 

I regret that so few churches have reported to me the results 
of the recent canvass that I cannot give a report. 

I hope that the churches of this Presbytery will work along the 
lines of the Progressive Program, which is a whole year program 
for the whole church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JNO. A. McMURRAY. 

An overture in regard to the columns for Benevolence in 
the statistical blanks was referred to the committee on Bills 
and Overtures. 

Mr. J. B. Spillman was granted the privileges of the floor 
and addressed the Presbytery on Stewardship. 

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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 275 



received, the recommendations taken up seriatim and adopted 
as follows: 

I. MISSION FIELDS. Rev. A. T. Lassiter makes an encourag- 
ing report* from four churches, Benson. Alaska, Roseneath, Four 
Oaks, and two mission points, Jernigan's and Stewart's school 
houses. The organized churches are doing well in Societies, Sab- 
bath School and Mission work. At Four Oaks $425 has been 
raised to buy a lot but a church building is oiucn needed. At 
Stewart's School House there is some opposition and discourage- 
ment. 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis reports favorably for six months, from 
October 1 to April 1, 1922, from Smithfield and Progressive 
churches, and from Davis Mills and Chain Gang Camp mission 
points. He reports sermons preached, 88; members received, 25; 
children baptized, 3; adults baptized, 15. 

Rev. C. L. Wicker reports from Gulf, Euphronia and Pocket, 
additions on profession, 14; by letter 16, total 30. 

Of the five Sabbath Schools in the field, only one was closed for 
part of the winter. An every member canvass was made in two 
churches, with encouraging results. And in all churches full amount 
of apportionment was subscribed. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay reports for the year from Pittsboro, Mt. 
Vernon Springs and Haywood churches, and from a number of 
mission points in Chatham county. There have been improvements 
in church buildings and financial condition especially at Pittsboro. 
At a meeting held by Bros. Black and Burr, there were 10 additions 
upon profession and nine by letter to Pittsboro church. At the 
three churches and nine mission points in the county 119 services 
have been held. 

Rev. J. F. Menius makes a good report from Pineview, Buie's 
Creek and Cape Fear churches, and two mission points — Barclay- 
ville and Coats. Have had some cases of discipline at Pineview, but 
since congregations have increased. One and one half acre of 
land has been donated for site of church, and $1,000 in labor and 
material contributed. During the year 112 sermons have been 
preached, 200 visits made, 40 reecived on profession and six by 
letter. Fourteen persons have asked to have a church organized 
at Coats, only one of whom belongs to the churches in the field. 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS : 

(1) That the Aberdeen and Gibson churches be taken from the 
grouping with the Church in the Pines and placed temporarily with 
the Presbyterian church of McColl, S. C, and that Rev. J. A. Caligan 
be permitted to labor within the bounds of our Presbytery in order 
to serve the above named churches as supply for 12 months, the 
Presbytery of Pee Dee consenting. 

(2) That Rev. W. M. Currie be employed to supply the Oakland 
and Spence churches, with the mission points of the field, during 



276 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTEEY 



the summer months on a salary of $125.00 per month — $50 per 
month from the churches, and $15 per month from Synod's com- 
mittee and $60 per month from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund. 

(3) That some definite steps be taken to purchase the school 
property which has been used for church services by Naomi church, 
and that the Home Mission Committee investigate and purchase the 
property if the way be clear. 

(4) That White Hill church be placed with Carthage group to 
be served by Rev. C. E. Clarke for a year on terms to be fixed by 
said church and Mr. Clarke. 

(5) That a commission be appointed to investigate the condi- 
tion of North Lee church and, if deemed best, to disorganize said 
church. The commission to be Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rev. Jonas 
Barclay and the pastor of Sanford church, with Elders W. S. 
Weatherspoon and Dr. Lynn Mclver. Rev. L. Smith to be alter- 
nate to any one of the above ministers. 

(6) That our Presbytery ask for a special appropriation from 
Synod's committee of $500.00 for the purpose of continuing the work 
at Camp Bragg among soldiers and civilians there, and to do mis- 
sion work near and around the Church of the Covenant, at Lindley 
Nursery and Overhills, and that Rev. R. A. McLeod be continued 
in charge of all this work. 

(7) That Rev. D. L. Jones supply McPherson church for 
another year on a salary of per year from the church. 

(8) That Rennert church be continued under the care of Dr. 
E. C. Murray, to be supplied by him on terms arranged by him and 
that church. 

(9) That Fayetteville Presbytery relinquish its right to the 
manse property at Gulf, N. C, and instruct the trustees of the 
Presbytery to deed to the Gulf Presbyterian church Presbytery's 
interest in said property on the definite condition that the Gulf 
Presbyterian church add one room to said manse and do other 
necessary repairs on the property at once. 

(10) That $100 be appropriated to Sardis group, for Flat 
Branch church for manse rent, from Home Mission Fund. 

(11) That $120 be appropriated from Home Mission Fund for 
manse rent at Buie's Creek from April, 1921, to April, 1922. 

(12) That Grove church be continued under the care of Rev. 
A. R. McQueen to be served by him on terms agreeable to Mr. 
McQueen. 

(13) In view of the greatly enlarged work being done by the 
Synod's committee throughout the Synod and their greatly in- 
creased obligations, and in view of the increasing support given by 
the Synod's committee to the work in this Presbytery, and in view 
of the fact that all of the other Presbyteries of the Synod have 
apportioned 10 per cent for the Synod's work, we recommend to the 
Presbytery that the apportionment for Synodical Home Missions in 
this Presbytery be made 10 per cent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. HILL, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 277 



The petition for the organization of a church at Coats was 
granted, and a commission consisting of A. R. McQueen, 
J. F. Menius, A. T. Lassiter and Ruling Elders J. F. Collier 
and Dr. J. McKay was appointed to organize said church, if 
the way be clear. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Pine Level 
was granted, the commission to consist of Rev. Messrs. L. 
Smith, A. R. McQueen, A. T. Lassiter and Neill Mclnnis 
and Ruling Elders Preston Woodall and L. D. Wharton. 

The report of the commission to organize a church at Four 
Oaks was approved and the church enrolled. The report 
is as follows : 

The commission met at Four Oaks in the moving picture build- 
ing Sunday evening, November 20, 1921, at 7:30 o'clock, and was 
opened with prayer. Present: Rev. A. R. McQueen, chairman; 
Revs. D. M. McGeachy, Neill Mclnnis and A. T. Lassiter; Ruling 
Elders, Messrs. P. B. Johnson, Ed. S. Edmundson. 

A sermon was preached by Rev. A. R. McQueen from the text, 
"Ye are the Salt of the Earth." The way being clear, the commis- 
sion proceeded t>o organize. Mr. P. B. Johnson was made secretary. 
Five names of persons were presented to the commission with 
satisfactory evidence of good standing in their respective churches, 
and were voted in as charter members. 

The following were elected officers: Elders — W. J. Woodard and 
S. W. Brown. These were regularly ordained and installed. A. T. 
Lassiter made the ordination prayer. Rev. Neill Mclnnis charged 
the officers; Rev. D. M. McGeachy charged the people. Four Oaks 
was t>he name given the organization. The Presbyterial tax was 
fixed at $2.00 per annum. The commission adjourned and closed 
with prayer. 

REV. A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

P. B. JOHNSON, Secretary. 

The petition of Pineview church for change of name to 
Wildwood was granted. 

Mr. A. C. Ray, chairman of the Laymen's Association, 
made verbal report as to the work of this body during the 
past year. The report was approved. 

Rev. W. C. Brown was appointed a committee of one to 
bring in a resolution of appreciation of the services of the 
Laymen's Association. 

Recess was taken until 2 :00 p. m. 



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Third Day — Afternoon 

Presbytery met at 2 :00 p. m. The committee on Sessional 
Records made the following report which was adopted : "The 
records of the following churches were approved without 
exception: Antioch, Ashpole, Benson, Bethel, Bethesda, Big 
Rockfish, Bluff, Buffalo, Buie's Creek, Bunnlevel, Cameron, 
Cape Fear, Centre, Church of the Covenant, Church in the 
Pines, Culdee, Cumnock, Cypress, Duke, Dundarrach, 
Dunn, Elise, Ephesus, Fairmont, Fayetteville First, Flat 
Branch, Galatia, Godwin, Grove, Gulf, Harnett, Hebron, 
Highland, Kenly, Lakeside, Lakeview, Laurel Hill, Laurin- 
burg, Leaflet, Lillington, Lumberton, McPherson, Milton, 
Montpelier, Mt. Pisgah, Oak Grove, Parkton, Philippi, 
Philadelphus, Pinehurst, Pocket, Red Springs, Rennert, 
Sanford, Sandy Grove, Sardis, Shiloh, Smyrna, Summer- 
ville, St. Andrews, St. Pauls, Union, Yass, Westminster and 
White Hill. 

The following records were approved with exceptions as 
noted in the books: Barbecue, Ben Salem, Cameron Hill, 
Carthage, Eureka, Hope Mills, Horseshoe, Iona, Maxton, 
McMillan, Midway, Oakland, Pineview, iPttsboro, Raeford, 
Rowland, Salem, Selma, Smithfield and West End. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Chairman. 

The Judicial Committee reported that nothing had come 
into their hands. The report was approved and the commit- 
tee discharged. 

The following were elected Commissioners to the Gen- 
eral Assembly: 

Principals : A Uernates : 

Rev. Lacy L. Little Rev. W. E. Hill 

Rev. L. Smith Rev. J. W. Goodman 

Rev. E. L. Siler Rev. C. E. Clarke 

Rev. A. W. Crawford Rev. A. T. Lassiter 

Mr. J. C. Snoddy Mr. G. H. West 

Mr. Edwin Morgan Mr. H. F. Monroe 

Mr. J. A. McMillan Mr. D. J. Ray 

Mr. J. A. McCormick Mr. J. P. Wiggins 

The report of the permanent committee on Church 
Societies was received and adopted as follows : 



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279 





Women's 
Societies 


Christian En- 
deavor &Y. P. 
Societies 


Men's & Boys' 
Societies 


Number of Societies reported 


80 

2,242 


62 

1,843 


4 


Total membership 


72 


Benevolent Contributions : 

1. Foreign Missions 


$ 6,395 

1,478 

1,025 

1,490 

615 

903 

263 

1,936 

106 

5,576 

2,191 

4,954 

26,932 


$ 234 

114 

53 

31 

47 

35 

59 

17 

11 

174 

458 

837 

2.070 


$211 


2. Assembly Home Missions 




3. Synod's Home Missions 




4. Presbytery's Home Missions 

5. Congregational Home Missions 

6. Christian Education and Min. Relief- 

7. S. S. Extension and Publication 

8. Educational Institutions 




9. Bible Cause 




10. Orphans' Home . _ 




11. Current Ex. and Contingent Fees 

12. Miscellaneous Contributions 

13. Total for all purposes 


211 



Are they under the control of the Sessions — i. e., have the Ses- 
sions approved their organization, constitution and method of 
work ? Yes. 

What form of Church Work do they do ? General. 

Has your Presbytery a Woman's Auxiliary, and how many soci- 
eties are affiliated with it? Yes, 80. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

The Committee on General Assembly's Home Missions 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee respectfully reports that this cause has been 
well supported by the church at large, considering the financial 
conditions prevailing; but that, as in former years, it? has not 
received anything like that percentage of the benevolent funds 
assigned to it in the General Assembly's apportionment scheme. 
While the total collections for the year about equal those of last 
year, the contributions by the churches show a marked decline and 
a serious deficit would be shown except for legacies received or 
made available during the year. 

The contributions by this Presbytery, as shown in the statistical 
reports of the churches, amount to $8,764.00 being about 10 per cent 
of the funds contributed to causes for which apportionments are 
made, and considerably less than half of what was asked of us 
for this cause. 

The committee recommends that Presbytery request its com- 
missioners to the General Assembly to attend the Evangelistic Con- 
ference to be held under the auspices of the General Assembly's 
Committee of Home Missions, at Charleston, West Va., on the day 
preceding the opening of the Assembly. 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 



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The committee on the Sabbath and Family Eeligion made 
the following report which was adopted: 

Your committee in presenting its report at this time, respectfully 
submits for consideration of the Presbytery the fact that there is 
a widespread effort to dispose of the Sabbath as a Sacred Day. 
At the same time a very great interest is being aroused through- 
out the country on the subject of Sabbath Desecration. So com- 
mon is Sabbath desecration that it has become a subject for dis- 
cussion in the secular press, and even the popular magazines have 
found that it is of sufficient importance to their readers to make 
it worth while to have articles on this subject written for their 
pages. This is all very interesting so far as it goes, and shows 
that the people generally are interested. It is well, however, for 
us to note, that in many cases the interest is not particularly 
religious. Rather it is social and economic. Much is being written 
and said about the mental and physical degeneracy resulting from 
the excessive use of automobiles for pleasure and business on the 
Lord's day — the constant employment of so many people un- 
necessarily for the gratification of the desires of those who do not 
respect the day set apart as a Sunday rest-day. These writers are 
not so much concerned with the religious defection, as with other 
conditions. 

At the other extreme there are those who are making a very 
determined and systematic effort to do away with all legal restric- 
tions relating to the Sabbath, and are spending money lavishly and 
using every possible means to have all Sabbath laws repealed. 
From information being sent out broadcast, it appears that all 
over our country, including all the Southern States, there is a grow- 
ing laxity in the manner of observing the Lord's day, and that 
existing laws are being continually violated. 

The moving picture industry, the commercialized athletic asso- 
ciations, those who are interested in the so-called recreation parks, 
etc., seem to be the greatest sinners, in that not content with 
descrating the Sabbath by having theatres, ball parks, and amuse- 
ment places open on the Sabbath day, are using every inducement to 
destroy all restraint on the ground that it is "un-democratie," and 
"un-American," in that it interferes with "personal liberty." These 
interests are not concerned for the "rights" of the people, but that 
they might have greater freedom to exploit the people for personal 
gain. There is also an insidious systematic plan on foot to under- 
mine the fundamental principles of government, of social relations, 
religion and home life. In a book recently issued I note the fol- 
lowng: "Children are being lu r ed away from the social centre of 
the home, for other centres. They have been led away from their 
natural leaders in the home, church and school, to institutionalized 
centres, and scientific play-spots, under trained leaders whose whole 
effect, consciously or unconsciously is to ie?.d the modern child to 
look to the State, instead of its natural environment, for leader- 
ship." And yet another thought is suggested: "Care is being 
taken to discredit the gentile clergy and thereby destroy their mis- 
sion. . . . Freedom of conscience has been proclaimed everywhere, 



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consequently, it is only a question of time when t'he complete crash 
of the Christian Religion will occur." 

It is interesting to note how some of the churches, and some 
members of churches are willing to help it along. In regard to 
Sabbath and recreation, a recent publication reports the proceedings 
of a conference on how to use the Sabbath. The statement went 
on to say that the discussion was carried on largely by the "younger 
ministers present." From the discussion it appeared the policy of 
the church has been too largely that of "prohibition," in its rela- 
tion to Sabbath recreation. As I read the article I wondered if 
those ministers were acquainted with the TEN COMMANDMENTS, 
which are all prohibitive. According to' this conference, a "con- 
structive program is essential, and this program must be gov- 
erned, not by what the Bible teaches, but? by the obvious needs of 
the community, and this more largely, than by the "prejudices of 
some few persons of good religious standing, who might be in- 
clined to introduce traditional objections." This program for Sab- 
bath observance as outlined is to have "Hikes for nature study," 
"lawn gatherings, miscellaneous programs," "pageantry," "base- 
ball (promoted and attended by religious leaders)," "auto trips," 
"supervised play, on play grounds or in gym." And it is suggested 
that the ministers be the pioneers in this manner of observing the 
Sabbat'h. No, this did not come from Russia. Germany, or contin- 
ental Europe, it is a home product, made in North Carolina. There 
seems to be a general idea abroad that the Sabbath is not being 
properly observed, and perhaps without knowing it the statements 
being made are a remarkable commentary on t»he saying of Black- 
stone: "A corruption of morals usually follows a profanation of 
the Sabbath." 

Is there any CURE for all this? We believe there is, one, and 
only one, namely a return to the old fashioned idea of home relig- 
ion and home government. 

Our only recommendation is that pastors in their preaching 
st'ress the need of home religion, and that all church officers be 
urged to set the example, and by every possible means impress upon 
our people the need of religion in the home, and of closer relations 
between the home and the church. Family worship, and regular 
attendance at the means of Grace will improve conditions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, 

I. N. CLEGG, 

Committee. 

The Stated Clerk made report on statistics, which was 
approved and ordered forwarded to the General Assembly. 
This will be found printed in the appendix. 

The committee on Orphans' Home made the iol lowing 
report which was adopted: 



282 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 



Conditions have greatly improved at Barium Springs during the 
past year. The new dormitory for girls, built by the North Caro- 
lina Synodical, and the remodelling of Rumple Hall, giving adequate 
dining room and kitchen facilities, will add greatly to their com- 
fort and will soon be ready for occupancy. Our Synod asked for 
$125,000 for necessary building, repairing and maintenance, but 
only $75,000 was given. The Lottie Walker building erecteJ and 
furnished by the Synodical, cost about $60,000. The amounb given 
to Barium by our Presbytery last year was $18,216. The amount 
given this year is $18,795. Let us rally to this worthy cause in 
providing a Christian home and Christian education for these help- 
less children in our charge. 

W. L. WILSON, Chairman. 

The following report of the Commission on Shannon 
church was received and adopted: 

Your committee reports: 

1. That the Sunday School has been re-organized and is pro- 
gressing favorably. 

2. That plans for repairing building are under way, and in 
accordance with authority already given, the commission will call 
on treasurer of Presbytery for amount promised, and if found 
necessary, will beg permission to ask for $50.00 more, in case it 
cannot be obtained in the community, 

3. That we secure through the committee on Evangelism the 
services of Rev. Leonard Gill for a meeting as soon as convenient. 

4. That we be permitted to continue our labors on commission. 

C. B. CRAIG, 
E. ALEXANDER, 
J. A. McMURRAY, 
J. W. McLAUCHLIN, 

Committee. 

A communication from the 'Near East Relief Committee 
was received as information. 

Rev. C. E. Clarke tendered his resignation of the pastorate 
of Kenly church, and, the church concurring, his resignation 
was accepted and the pastoral relation dissolved. 

The excuse of Rev. D. L. Jones for non-attendance at this 
meeting was accepted, and the moderator was requested to 
lead the Presbytery in prayer, at the close of this aft o rue \s 
session, for Brother Jones, and also for Ruling Elder A. F. 
Patterson. 



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A partial report of the Stated Clerk on Absentees was 
received and referred to the committee on Leave of Absence. 

The committee on the printed minutes of Presbytery made 
the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery reports 
that the Minutes are correct, being a true copy of the written 
minutes. 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

Licentiate D. A. Blue made his semi-annual report to Pres- 
bytery, which was received and approved. 

The committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted : 

1. We find the calls from Carthage, Union and Eureka churches, 
promising a total salary of $2,000.00 per annum and a manse, in 
order and recommend that they be placed in the hands of Rev. 
C. E. Clarke. 

2. We find the call from Red Springs church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. J. B. Black, promising a salary of $2,500.00 and a 
manse, in order and recommend that it be placed in his hands. 

3. The call from Sanford church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. H. R. Murchison promising a salary of $3,000.00 and a manse 
is found in order and we recommend that the church be authorized 
to prosecute the call before Bethel Presbytery. 

4. In response to requests from Rev. C. R. Bailey and the Gibson 
and Aberdeen churches, we recommend that the pastoral relation 
between Rev. C. R. Bailey and these churches be dissolved. 

5. We recommend that the requests of Aberdeen and Gibson 
churches for permission to employ Rev. J. A. Caligan as stated 
supply be referred to the Home Mission committee. 

6. We recommend that the call from Lakeside church for one 
half of the time of Rev. C. R. Bailey, promising a salary of $750.00 
per annum, be placed in Mr. Bailey's hands. 

7. The call from Bunnlevel church for the services of Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs, promising $100.00 per annum per year for one afternoon 
service per month, is found in order. We recommend that it be 
placed in the hands of Mr. Gibbs. 

8. We recommend that the request of Summerville church that 
the terms of its call be changed from $300 to $200, be granted. 

9. We recpmmend that, according to its request, the Smyrna 
church be permitted to employ Rev. E. L. Siler for two afternoon 
services per month, on terms agreeable to the church and Mr. 
Siler, until fall meeting of Presbytery, or until they can secure a 
regular pastor. 



284 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 



The request of this Presbytery to Albemarle Presbytery 
touching the organization of a church at White Oak (Wayne 
County) was approved and ordered forwarded to that Pres- 
bytery. 

The report of the committee on Bills and Overtures was 
received, taken up seriatim, amended, and adopted as follows : 

1. That the overture from Rennert? church be answered in the 
affirmative, the commission to consist of Rev. Messrs. Eugene 
Alexander, W. C. Brown and J. W. Goodman, and Ruling Elder 
Lucius McRae. 

2. That the following request of Sandy Grove church touching 
the election of trustees for its funds be granted, and the trustees 
mentioned be elected: 

That Fayetteville Presbytery elect trustees for the funds re- 
ceived from the United States Government for the property of 
Sandy Grove church and any interest that has or may accrue there- 
from; Provided that the following named men be elected to serve 
as follows: S. J. Cameron and Neal A. McFayden for a term of 
one year from the spring meeting of Presbytery; A. B. Cameron 
and Frank S. Blue for a term of two years from the Spring meeting 
of Presbytery, and Alex Campbell for a term of three years from 
the spring meeting of Presbytery; Provided that the above named 
trustees be elected thereafter as their terms expire for periods of 
three years; Provided that in case of a vacancy or vacancies by 
resignation or death Presbytery elect as successor or successors 
lineal decendants of Sandy Grove church and that they themselves 
be members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

In testimony whereof we do hereby instruct the Moderator and 
Clerk of the Session to subscribe their names this second day 
of April, A. D. 1922. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Moderator. 
M. A. PATTERSON, Clerk of Sessions. 

3. That the Presbytery overture the General Assembly as 
follows : 

First, That all ministers who have served the church faithfully 

for years and have attained the age of years, or 

on account of disability, shall automatically be placed on the 
retired list and be paid annually dollars. 

Second, That the General Assembly instruct its committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief to investigate and report 
to that body a pension plan similar to that of the Methodist church, 
with the following change, instead of each church being taxed a 
certain per cent of its pastor's salary, that the ministers them- 
selves be taxed say one per cent of their salaries and the churches 
a sufficient percentage to make the plan financially sound. 



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4. That the request for overture to the General Assembly in- 
structing the churches to report only such contributions as go 
through the treasurer of said cause, be answered in the negative. 

5. That overture to Presbytery that hereafter the election of 
Commissioners to the General Assembly be made the first order of 
the day on Wednesday afternoon, be answered in the affirmative. 

The committee on Nominations made the following report 
which was adopted : 

Trustees of Flora Macdonald College: To succeed themselves, 
exit 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. McQueen, W. J. 
Johnson. 

In place of S. B. McLean, exit 1923, McKay McKinnon. 

In place of J. L. McMillan, deceased, exit 1924 — Edwin Morgan. 

Trustee at large, S. B. McLean. 

Executive Committee of Foreign Missions, chairman in place of 
J. K. Hall, D. L. Jones. Added to the committee, C. M. Gibbs. 

Member of Executive Committee of Assembly's Home Missions 
in place of C. K. Taffe, J. B. Black. 

Member Permanent Committee Orphans' Home instead of G. B. 
Patterson, deceased — A. T. McCallum. 

Member Permanent Committee on Church Societies, instead of 
G. B. Patterson, deceased — G. H. West. Instead of C. R. Bailey, 
E. B. Carr. 

Member Committee on Latin and Greek, instead of C. K. Taffe, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

Trustee Elise High School in place of C. K. Taffe, John H. 
Kennedy, Cumnock, N. C. 

Added to the Executive Committee of Home Missions — A. W. 
Crawford. 

Chairman of Committee on Publication and Sunday School Work, 
in place of John McSween, C. R. Bailey. 

To preach the Presbyterial Sermon next meeting, Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs. Subject: "The Atonement." 

The committee on Publication and Sunday School Work 
made the following report which was adopted — the statistical 
report was ordered forwarded to the General Assembly, and 
will be found printed in the appendix. 

We, the committee on Publication and Sunday School Work, 
wish to make report as follows: 

Only 100 of the 119 churches have sent in reports on Sunday 
School work. We find that a good many of these reports are not 



286 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 



filled out as complete as they might be; therefore, you will see at 
once it is hard to make a full and complete report to the General 
Assembly as we might and could if records were more complete. 

The following churches have sent in no report: Carfrhage, 
Centre Ridge, Elrod, Hillside, Naomi, North Lee, Progressive, 
Rennert, Sandy Grove, Shannon, Sherwood, Spence, Spies, Spring 
Hill and Summerville. 

We recommend: 

1st. That the pastor conjointly with the Sunday School teachers 
and officers, organize a Teacher Training Class with the pastor or 
some one competent to lead the class. 

2nd. That pastors assist Sessions in making out their reports 
to Presbytery and give a more complete report, that our Sabbath 
Schools may show a more complete report to t?he General Assembly. 

3rd. That the Sunday School Superintendents with teachers 
meet regularly, monthly at least, to discuss the Sunday School 
work and study the lessons in teachers' conference and invite the 
pastor to lead the meeting, or some competent member of the 
Sunday School. 

4th. That there be a Sunday School Institute or Convention held 
in each county in Presbytery, one day each — the object of which 
shall be to make more efficient workers. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman. 

A communication from Elise High School was received 
as information. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs announced his acceptance of the call from 
Bunnlevel church, and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him as pastor: Rev. L. Smith, to preside 
and preach ; Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick to charge the pastor, and 
Mr. James Pearsall to charge the people. 

The committee appointed to examine the Minutes of Synod 
reported they had found nothing calling for the action of 
Presbytery. The report was approved and the committee 
discharged. 

Laurinburg was chosen as the place for the next regular 
meeting, the time to be fixed later by the church and the 
Stated Clerk. 

The committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted : 

This department of the work of the church is being stressed as 
never before in the history of the church. In nearly every Synod 



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in the General Assembly, successful campaigns have been made, or 
are in progress, or pending, for funds for equipment and endow- 
ment. As rapidly as possible, the educational institutions of the 
church are being better fitted for their work. Our own Synod has 
sustained a heavy loss in the burning of Chambers building at 
Davidson College. From the insurance on this building, and other 
available funds, two fireproof dormitories are being erected, and 
will be ready for occupancy tiiis fall. These buildings, with the 
other domitories already on the grounds, will house the student 
body without crowding. 

The total student enrollment at Davidson College is 512. It is 
of interest to note that of this number, only four are non-church 
members. 

A campaign for something like half a million dollars with which 
to replace Chambers building will be inaugurated in the near future. 

No reports from Flora Macdonald or Elise High School have 
come into our hands. 

This year, 253 candidates for the ministry were aided by the 
General Assembly's committee, an increase of 84 over last year. Of 
this number, 242 were ministerial candidates. 11 medical candi- 
dates, and 29 women. The sum of $45,485.00 was loaned these 
studlents as against $26,023.00 last year. 

There are 15 candidates for the ministry under care of this 
Presbytery, and one candidate for medical service on the Foreign 
Field. There are 76 candidates for the ministry at Davidson 
College. 

The increase in the number of candidates for the ministry is one 
of the most gratifying things revealed in the record of the work 
of the church during the year. We can make real progress in the 
work of the Kingdom only as we have the leaders. 

There were 344 ministers, widows, orphans and lay missionaries 
aided to the amount of $137,470.45 during the year. Seven bene- 
ficiaries in this Presbytery received aid to the amount of $3,004.00 
during the year. 

The Student Loan Fund now amounts to $150,934.28. The 
Assembly's committee is able to make loans of $150.00 per year to 
poor boys and girls of good character and ability for four years 
of college work. 

We call especial attention to the Westminister Teachers' Bureau, 
opperated under the auspices of the Assembly's committee. 
Through this agency a number of choice young people of our church 
are being directed into nearby fields of Christian service, and 
worker and field have been blessed. 

The receipts for Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, in- 
cluding contributions to the Endowment Fund and annuities, were 
$374,250.00. To these causes Fayetteville Presbytery contributed 
$5 : 895.59. 



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Recommendations : 

1. That aid be given as follows: Mrs. Margaret Gilmore 
Wicker, $300.00; Mrs. Cornelia R. Steele, $300.00; Mrs. Flora J. Mc- 
Lauchlin, $200.00; Mrs. Frances P. Coble, $300.00. 

2. That at his own request, the name of R. M. Calhoun be 
dropped from the roll of candidates for the ministry. 

3. That because of loss by fire of the largest building on the 
campus, known as the Chambers building, and because of an offer 
of the General Education Board of New York, made a year ago 
and limited to December of this year for the securing of pledges, 
that the Presbytery give its hearty consent and approval to a 
campaign for $600,000.00 to meet these two needs, and that all 
churches open the way and give all possible assistance to the 
prosecution of this campaign as soon as it can be possibly ar- 
ranged for. 

Two hundred thousand of this amount is for endowment, of which 
the General Educational Board offers the generous amount of 
$75,000.00. The baluance of $400,000.00 goes to replace the burned 
building with a better and larger structure, the cost of which can 
now only be roughly estimated. 

4. That continued efforts be made to increase the number of 
candidates for the ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

Rev. C. R. Bailey accepted the call to the Lakeside church 
and the following commission was appointed to install him : 
Rev. H. G. Hill to preside and preach, Rev. C. B. Craig to 
charge the pastor, and Elder J. B. Calhoun to charge the 
people. The time left to the discretion of the commission. 

The committee appointed to bring in a ressolution expres- 
sive of our appreciation of the efforts of the Laymen's Asso- 
ciation, made the following report which was adopted : 

Presbytery has heard with pleasure the verbal report of elder 
A. C. Ray, president of the Laymen's Association, as to the splendid 
work done by the association during the first five months of its 
existence. We rejoice that the association has discovered and is 
developing so many of the latent forces of our churches. 

We believe the association is fraught with great possibilities and 
offers splendid opportunities to our men to dedicate their powers to 
the service of God. 

We bid the association God speed in its efforts and pray for the 
extension of its influence. 

W. C. BROWN, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 289 



The Treasurer presented his annual report which was 
approved and is as follows : 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY FOR YEAR 1921-2 
Presbyterial Home Missions 

Receipts: 

Churches $ 8,109.48 

Thirty Women's Auxiliaries 658.46 

Young People's Societies 17.69 

Sunday Schools 54.89 

Individuals 17.00 

Interest on time deposits 27.50 

Total $ 8,885.02 

Balance from last year $ 4,165.79 $13,050.81 

Disbursements : 

Rev. L. Smith, salary $ 2,400.00 

Rev. L. Smith, traveling expenses 25.00 

Rev. J. F. Menius, house rent 60.00 

Rev. J. F. Menius, salary 1,275.00 

Rev. C. E. Clarke, salary 1,150.00 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter, salary 500.00 

Rev. D. M. McGeachy, salary 831.25 

Rev. Jonas Barcley, salary 1,100.00 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis, salary 750.00 

Rev. C. L. Wicker, salary 750.00 

Rev. W. L. Wilson, salary 600.00 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, salary 100.00 

Rev. R. G. Mabheson, salary 100.00 

Edwin Coates, salary 195.00 

J. B. Spillman, for Stewardship Committee 80.25 

Rev. J. J. Hill, Treasurer's salary 66.66 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer's salary 133.34 

Interest on loan 3.58 

Total $10,120.08 

Balance on deposit $ 2,930.73 $13,050.81 



Johnson-Harnett Fund 
Receipts : 

From 22 Societies $ 377.50 

Balance from last year 227.16 $ 604.66 

Disbursements : 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter $ 600.00 

Balance on deposit 4.66 $ 604.66 



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Harnett Fund 

Balance from last year $ 66.40 

Interest on savings deposit 11.21 $ 77.61 

Disbursed: Rev. J. F. Menius $ 77.61 

Summary — Home Missions 

Total receipts $ 9,273.73 

Balance from last year 4,459.35 $13,733.08 

Total disbursements $10,797.69 

Balance on deposit 2,935.39 $13,733.08 

Gilbert Memorial Loan Fund 

Savings deposit, April 1, 1921 $ 500.85 

Interest on savings deposit 11.34 $ 512.19 

Loaned Raven Rock Church $ 100.00 

Loaned West End Church 200.00 $ 300.00 

Balance on deposit $ 212.19 

Notes to Cover Loan: 

Rennert $ 100.00 

Hebron 100.00 

Raven Rock 100.00 

West End 200.00 $ 500.00 

Total amount of fund $ 712.19 

Presbyterial Fund 

Receipts : 

Total for the year $ 1,354.75 

Balance from last year 220.59 $ 1,575.34 

Disbursements : 

Printing Minutes $ 236.98 

Stated Clerk's salary 100.00 

Stated Clerk's office expenses 11.44 

Permanent Clerk's salary 20.00 

Permanent Clerk's office expenses 16.77 

Treasurer's office expenses 23.05 

General Assembly's Assessment 193.05 

Synod's Assessment 220.00 

Commissioners to Assembly: 

W. S. Golden 75.01 

Eugene Alexander 91.25 

C. R. Bailey „ 80.80 

G. E. Moorehouse 83.89 

W. E. Evans 103.79 __: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 291 



D. S. Poole 103.97 

A. T. McCallum 104.88 

A. L. James 65.00 

Expenses Committee on New Presbytery 16.12 

Pres. Com. of Pub. Report blanks 26.78 

Interest) on loan 2.50 

Total $ 1,575.28 

Balance on deposit $ .06 $1,575.34 



Twenty-one churches have paid nothing on this year's assess- 
ments for this fund, and 18 churches have paid only in part, mak- 
ing a total deficit of $452. Pastors, sessions and treasurers are 
earnestly reminded that these are not merely apportionments but 
assessments for the necessary expenses of Presbytery, Synod and 
Assembly, and that we now need every dollar of these unpaid dues 
for pressing claims. 

The following have paid nothing, some of them for several 
years: Barbecue, Centre Ridge, Ephesus, Euphronia, Gulf, Harnett, 
Kenly, Laurel Hill, Mizpah, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, North Lee, Oak 
Grove, Parkfoon, Progressive, Sandy Grove, Selma, Smithfield, 
Spring Hill, Summerville, Westminster. 

The following have paid in part: Bethesda, Carthage, Cumnock, 
Elrod, Eureka, Galatia, Grove, Hebron, Horseshoe, Iona, Lilling- 
ton, Lumberton, Montpelier, Raeford, Sanford, Shannon, Spence, 
Sunnyside. 

Church sessions and treasurers will please note carefully the new 
assessments for this fund, adopted by Presbytery and printed in 
the Table of Apportionments last Fall. These changes are due, 
first, to the largely increased assessments by Synod and the As- 
sembly; and, second, to the order of Presbytery that hereafter these 
assessments be made on churches in the same proportion as the 
apportionments for benevolences. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. MURRAY, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of the 
Treasurer, and find them correct. 

J. A. McGEACHY, 
L. McINNIS, 
L. I. GRANTHAM, 
Auditing Committee. 

The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
C. E. Clarke as pastor at Carthage, Union and Eureka 
churches: Time, Sunday June 4, 1922. Carthage A. M., 
Union afternoon, Eureka evening. A. R. McQueen to pre- 



292 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 



side and preach, K. A. McLeod to charge pastor, and Dr. 
Lynn Mclver to charge the people. 

The following commission was appointed to intall Eev. 
J. B. Black at Red Springs : Rev. J. A. McMurray to pre- 
side and preach, Rev. E. L. Siler to charge the pastor and 
Ruling Elder J. W. McLauchlin to charge the people. 

It was ordered that when Prebytery adjourns, it adjourn 
to meet at Highland church in Fayetteville, on June 6th, at 
12:15 p.m. 

The committee on Evangelism made the following report 
as to Spring and Summer evangelistic meetings : 

Sherwood, E. C. Murray; Hope Mills, W. C. Brown; Sunnyside, 
L. C. Campbell; McPherson, E. L. Siler; Big Rockfish, Leonard Gill; 
Alaska, C. M. Gibbs; Roseneath, J. F. Menius; Four Oaks, C. E. 
Clarke; Jernigan (S. H.), Neill Mclnnis; Bunnlevel, L. Smith; 
Goldston (Mission), Jonas Barclay; Westminster, R. A. McLeod; 
Flat Branch, G. E. Moorehouse; Sardis, L. Smith; Wildwood, L. 
Smith; Buie's Creek, E. C. Murray; Coats, Leonard Gill; Cape Fear. 
Eugene Alexander; Lakeview, G. F. Kirkpatrick; Campbellton 
(Mission). I. N. Clegg; Comfort (Mission), Leonard Gill; Cypress, 
R. G. Matheson; Vass, C. R. Bailey; Pocket, L. Smith; West End, 
C. C. Brown; Pinehurst (Special), J. A. Caligan; Culdee( Special), 
J. A. Caligan; Hebron, A. T. Lassiter; Ephesus. A. R. McQueen; 
Harnett, E. L. Siler; Shannon, Leonard Gill; Dundarrach, L. A. 
McLaurin; Providence (Mission), C. E. Clarke; Rex, William Black; 
Raven Rock, L. A. McLaurin; Church of the Covenant, A. T. 
Lassiter. 

The committee on Leave of Absence made the following 
report which was adopted: 

We recommend that the following be excused: 

1. From the last stated meeting of Presbytery, J. S. Currie, 
A. A. Conoly. L. P. Hare, J. D. Stewart, Dixon McDonald, G. T. 
Pace, C. E. Clarke, L. L. Little. 

2. From this entire meeting of Presbytery, Rev. D. L. Jones. 

3. From first day of Presbytery, E. B. Carr, N. J. Carter, R. G. 
Matheson, M. C. McDonald. 

4. After Wednesday night's session, J. S. Ray, Dixon Mc- 
Donald, J. C. McDiarmid, J. S. McNeill. 

5. After Thursday morning's session, A. J. Bain, T. N. Holmes, 
H. T. Smith, D. M. Fariley, N. D. M. Clark, J. M. Wilcox, T. D. Bulla, 
R. M. Prior, James Pearsall, N. S. Foushee, Dr. Lynn Mclver, Colon 
Black, D. M. Johnson, J. M. McMillan, J. C. Williams. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PEESBYTERY 293 



6. After Thursday afternoon, J. M. Mclver, I. L. Shaw, W. L. 
Wilson, D. E. Shaw, N. J. Carter, O. L. Johnson, D. A. Mcintosh, 
M. D. McNeill, D. J. Pierce, J. M. Monroe, V. R. Gaston, J. P. 
Wiggins, E. C. Matheson, J. A. Keith, S. J. Hooks, C. M. Gibbs, M C. 
McDonald, N. J. McDonald, Felix McKay, L. A. Mclnnis, W. M. 
Lamont, J. A. McMillan, G. H. West. 

J. F. Menius, Chairman. 

The committee on Narrative made the following report 
which was adopted and ordered sent to the General Assembly : 

The Presbytery of Fayefoteville submits to the General Assembly 
for the year ending March 31, 1922, the following Narrative of 
Christian Life and Work: 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs 
of the church membership and communities are being adequately 
met? Twenty-six churches one service a monbh; 45, two a month; 
14, four a month; eight, eight a month. 

2. What per cent of membership are reported as attending 
church services: Morning? Seventy. Evening? Sixty. Prayer 
Meeting ? Fifteen. 

3. Toted additions to church reported for year: On profession, 
743; by letter 444. 

4. How many additions to the church from the Sabbath Schools 
during year? 539. 

5. How many evangelistic services were held by the churches 
during the year? 65; effect of services on churches and com- 
munities? In 34 good results. 

6. How many families hold worship? 407; how many mem- 
bers in the Family Altar League ? 28. 

7. How many Communion Services were held during the year? 
218; per cent?, of members reported as attending? 80 per cent. 

8. Do the members observe the Lord's Day? Yes, generally. 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for bap- 
tism? 66, yes; 26, no. 

10. Are the catechisms taught) the children by the parents? 
77, yes; 10 no. 

11. Are the catechisms taught in the Sabbath Schools? 82, 
yes; six, no. 

12. Do pupils memorize the Scriptures? 59, yes; 29, no. 
Hymns? 40, yes; 41, no. 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of 
Life and Possessions? Yes. 

14. How many members tithe or give a definite proportion of 
their income? 366. 



294 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



15. Did the churches pay in full their apportionment for 
benevolences? 13, yes; 75, no. 

16. Were pastors' salaries fully and promptly paid? All but 
17. Were there any salary increases during the year? Only one. 

17. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the 
churches? To a small extent. 

18. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their 
own bounds? 25 churches, yes. 

19. Were efforts made by pastors and Sessions to secure re- 
cruits for the ministry? In most churches, yes. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 
P. O. of S. C, Maxton, N. C. 

It was ordered that in case Eennert church is dissolved, 
the money contributed to it by Synod's Home Mission Com- 
mittee, towards church building, be returned to that com- 
mittee. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a ris- 
ing vote : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby expresses its high appre- 
ciation of and sincere thanks for the entertainment and numerous 
courtesies received at the hands of the church at Red Springs, 
Flora Macdonald College and other friends of the community. 

It also requests that this resolution be read from the pulpits 
of the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

The roll was called and asbentees noted. 

Presbytery adjourned, with singing, prayer and the bene- 
diction, to meet at Highland church, Fayetteville, June 6, 
1922, at 12:15 o'clock p. m. 

A. C. KAY, Moderator, 
E. F. KIEKPATEICK, Temporary Clerk, 
E. L. SILEE, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILEE, Stated Clerk. 



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REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS— Continued 




MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 297 

SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMARY OF PRESBYTERY 

Are your schools under the control of the Session? Ninety-one. 

What special religious interest has there been in your schools 
during the year? Many united with the church; special interest 
among young people; several report no interest at all. 

How many pupils joined the church during the year? Four 
hundred and seventy. 

How many schools have the following departments: (1) Cradle 
Roll, 36; (2) Beginners, 60; (3) Primary, 59; (4) Junior, 58; (5) In- 
termediate, 47; (6) Senior, 40; (7) Young People's, 38; (8) Adult, 
68; (9) Home, 20; (10) Missionary, 12; (11) Teacher Training, 5; 
(12) Organized Classes— 'Secondary (12-23), 18; Adult (24 up), 20. 

How many Workers' Conferences are regularly held ? Ten. 

How many of your Schools have libraries? Thirty-six. 

How many of your schools close for a portion of the year ? Ten. 

To what extent is our own Sunday school literature used? 
Eighty-four. 

What other literature is used ? David C. Cook, American Union 
Literature, Boys and Girls of Today, Sunday School Times. 

Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 66; Hymns? 30; Cate- 
chisms? 85. 

How many Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes or Conventions 
were held within your bounds during year? One. 

Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Sabbath Schools, Y. P. 
Societies and Publication: 

A. T. Lassiter, Benson, N. C. 

C. R. Bailey, chairman, Laurel Hill, N. C. 

J. W. Goodman, Red Springs, N. C, Route No. 1. 

A. C. Ray, Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. Menius, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. E. Carrington, Sanford, N. C. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk, Maxton, N. C. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

4, Publication and Sunday School Work— C. R. Bailey, A. T. 

Lassiter, J. W. Goodman, A. C. Ray, R. E. Carrington, and 
J. F. Menius. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 

E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod. 
W. DeB. McEachin, and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, J. D. A. 

Brown, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. W. Goodman. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause— A. T. Lassiter, Neill McNeill, and J. R. Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home— W. L. Wilson, E. B. Carr, W. S. Weather- 

spoon and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr, and G. H. West. 

8. Systematic Beneficence— W. E. Hill, H. G. Hill, A. R. McQueen, 

E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, and J. A. 
McMurray. 

9. Historical Commmittee — E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, J. A. Mc- 

Murray, A. R. McQueen and D. P. McEachern. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 

tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, L. C. Campbell, Fairley Murray and 

Fairley Patterson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science — C. L. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alex- 

ander, V. R. Gaston, I. N. Clegg. 

2. English Branches — C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alexander, J. F. 

Menius, C. E. Clarke, and J. A. McAllister. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, 

W. L. Wilson, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 

ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew— A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

6. Theology— H. G. Hill, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 

Queen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gast'on, Neill Mclnnis, 

J. W. Goodman. 

8. Ecclesiastical History — R. A. McLeod, Jonas Barclay, W. L. 

Wilson, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member-Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 
Foreign Missisions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 

Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville, Ky. 
Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 

North Sixt'h Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. Offerings to be made at convenience of 

churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Schools and Colleges; Presbytery orders t>his sent until 
April, 1923, to Rev. W. L. Wilson, Hemp, N. C, for Elise School. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphans' Home; Treasurer, E. McS. Hyde, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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ADJOURNED MEETINGS AT 
FAYETTEVILLE AND JONESBORO 

CALLED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 

and 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH 
STATED MEETING AT LAURINBURG, N. C. 



Fall, 1922 



DIRECTORY 

Rev. J. W. Goodman, Moderator Red Springs, N. C. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, Stated and Permanent Clerk Maxton, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Temporary Clerk Lillington, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1923— Rev. A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall, 1925— A. L, James. 
Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

ExitJ Fall, 1923— Rev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. M. 

Mclver. 
Exit Fall, 1925— Jno. H. Kennedy. J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1923— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKmnon. 

Exit Spring, 1924— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean, Dr. J. A. Macdonald, Toronto, Canada. 

Exit Spring, 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W. J. Johnson. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Rev. H. C. McPherson. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON ACADEMY 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, G. M. 
Rose, D. G. McKeithan, A. J. Cook. J. W. McLauchlin, Rev. H. 
G. Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1923 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 
Exit Spring, 1924— A. B. Cameron, Fiank S. B'ue. 
Exit Spring, 1925— Alex. Campbell. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— H. G. Hill, C. E. Clarke, W. C. Brown, E. C. 

Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLauchlin, A. R. McQueen, A. W. 
Crawford, E. F. Murray. J. D. Cole and A, R. McEachern. 

2. Educational and Ministerial Relief — A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, 

H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod and W. DeB. Mc- 
Eachin. 

3. Foreign Missions — D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. 

McDiarmid and Dr. Gilbert? McLeod. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PEESBYTEEY 



Fayetteville, jST. C, June 6, 1922. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, pursuant to adjournment, in 
the Highland Presbyterian church, at 12 :30 p. m., and was 
called to o^der by Mr. A. C. Kay, the moderator. Presby- 
tery was led in devotional exercises by Rev. P. A. McLeod. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, L. A. McLaurin, E. B. Carr, J. A. 
McMurray, I. N. Clegg, R. A. McLeod, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
Neill Mclnnis, C. M. Gibbs, A. T. Lassiter, E. Alexander, 
Jonas Barclay, W. C. Brown, H. G. Hill, A. R. McQueen 
and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: M. A. Patterson, Sandy Grove; A. C. 
Ray, Pittsboro; M. A. McLeod, Broadway. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Goldston 
was received and granted, and the following commission was 
appointed to effect the organization, if the way be clear, on 
the third Sunday afternoon in June : Rev. Messrs. L. Smith, 
C. L. Wicker and Jonas Barclay, and Ruling Elders J. M. 
Mclver and Wm. Monroe. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. J. B. Black at 
Red Springs reported this duty performed on the morning 
of May 7, 1922. The report was approved. 

The matter of electing Rev. H. C. McPherson as trustee at 
large of Flora Macdonald College, on the nomination of the 
Board of Trustees, was docketed until the fall meeting. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. C. M. Gibbs as 
pastor of Bunnlevel Church reported this duty performed on 
the evening of April 30, 1922. The report was approved. 

The commission appointed to organize a church near Pine 
Level made the following report which was adopted : 

The commission appointed to organize a church near Pine Level, 
at the old Davis Mill site, met in the church at this place, April 23, 



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1922, at 4 o'clock p. m. Members of commission present: Rev. 
Messrs. L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis and A. T. 
Lassifoer, and Ruling Elders Preston Woodall and L. D. Wharton. 

The commission was called to order by Rev. L. Smith and con- 
stituted with prayer. Rev. A. R. McQueen preached the sermon 
from the text, "Ye are the salt of the earth," Matt. 5:13. 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter was elected secretary. The way being clear, 
the commission proceeded to organize a church. Twenty-two were 
enrolled as charter members. Two elders were elected, Messrs. 
Jno. W. Hughes, and J. E. Edwards. These were regularly ordained 
and installed elders of the church. The election of deacons and 
giving the chu^h a name was postponed. Rev. L. Smith charged 
the officers and Rev. A. T. Lassiter charged the people. The Pres- 
byterial tax was fixed at $2.00 per annum. 

Dr. L. D. Wharton closed the commission with prayer. 

LETCHER SMITH, Chairman. 
A. T. LASSITER, Secretary. 

P. S. — Later the name chosen for the new church was 
"Community. ,, 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick tendered the resignation of the 
pastorates of Lillington, Summerville, Hebron and Ephesus 
churches, and, three of said churches concurring with him in 
the request, his resignation was accepted and the pastoral 
relation dissolved to take effect June 30, 1922. Calls from 
Laurel Hill and Smyrna churches for his pastoral services mi a 
salary of $2,000.00 per annum, and the use of the Laurel Hill 
manse, were found in order and accepted by him, and the 
following commissions appointed to install him as pastor of 
these churches : 

At Laurel Hill : Eev. C. B. Craig to preside, Rev. C. E. 
Bailey to charge the congregation and Elder L. M. Blue to 
charge the pastor. Elders E. E. Murray and G. K. McNeill 
to omplete the commission. Rev. D. Mclntyre to preach 
the sermon by invitation. 

At Smyrna : Rev. E. L. Siler to preside, Rev. C. B. Craig 
to charge the pastor, Elder L. M. Blue to charge the congre- 
gation, Elder E. C. McNeill to complete the commission and 
Rev. D. Mclntyre to preach the sermon by invitation. 

Rev. E. W. Gregg, Presbytery of Bethel, was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 299 



Mr. D. Benton Wharton, Smithfield ; and W. L. McLeod, 
Broadway Church, presented themselves, with recommenda- 
tions from their respective sessions, were examined as to ex- 
perimental religion and motives for seeking the ministry. 
The examinations were sustained as satisfactory and these 
young men were received as candidates for the ministry, their 
names enrolled as such, and they were referred to our perma- 
nent committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Belief. 

The commission appointed to install Bev. C. E. Clarke as 
pastor of Carthage, Union and Eureka churches, reported this 
duty performed at all three churches on June 4, 1922. The 
report was approved. 

The following resolutions, presented by Bev. L. Smith, 
superintendent of Presbytery's Home Mission work, were 
adopted as amended: 

1. That Philippi Church continue to be grouped with Bethel, 
Shiloh and Dundarrach churches to be served by Rev. Eugene 
Alexander, for one year, at a salary of $300.00 from the church for 
two Sunday services per month, when the arrangement can be 
conveniently made. 

2. That the Home Mission Committee be permitted to borrow 
for 12 months, through a sub-committee composed of L. Smith, 
E. C. Murray and Elder A. R. McEachern, $1,000.00 to assist in the 
erection of a church building at Four Oaks, N. C. 

3. That Rev. T. C. Croker be allowed to labor within the 
bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery until its fall meeting. 

4. That Licentiate W. M. Currie be ordained evangelist at this 
meeting of Presbytery, without further examination. 

5. That Upper Johnston county Home Mission field be divided 
so as to place there two men as soon as they can be secured and that 
the two fields be arranged as to churches, mission points and salaries 
as follows: 

Group I. Kenly, $500.00 and manse, Oak Grove $200.00, Mizpah 
$50.00, Centre Ridge $50.00. Spring Hill $200.00, and White Oak 
$50.00. Salary from churches $1,050.00 and manse, from Home 
Missions $950.00. 

Group II. Selma, $300.00 and manse; Wilson Mills, Jones 
School House, Fairview Tabernacle and Holt's Mill. Salary from 
churches $300.00 and manse, from Synod $780.00, and from Presby- 
tery $920.00. 

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Evangelistic Campaign was presented by the committee on 
Evangelism, and adopted by Presbytery: 

Union, L. Smith; Elise, Jonas Barclay; Bensalem, E. B. Carr; 
Philippi, John A. McMurray; Oakland, to be arranged by supply; 
Gulf, W. E. Hill; Horseshoe, Laymen's Association; Midway, C. E. 
Clarke; Pembroke, A. T. Lassiter; Iona, E. C. Murray; Elrod, 
E. L. Siler. 

The privileges of the floor were granted to an elder and 
two deacons from Rowland. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin tendered his resignation of the 
pastorates of Jonesboro, Buffalo, St. Andrews and Salem 
churches. The churches were cited to appear at an adjourned 
meeting at Jonesboro, June 20, 1922, to show cause, if any, 
why the resignation should not be accepted and the pastoral 
relations dissolved. 

Licentiate W. M. Currie was duly ordained, as an Evan- 
gelist, without further examination, according to the Book of 
Church Order, and his name enrolled as a minister of this 
Presbytery, after signing the usual obligations. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. C. R. Bailey as 
pastor of Lakeside Church, reported this duty performed on 
Sunday, June 4, 1922. The report was approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and benediction 
by Rev. E. B. Carr, to meet at Jonesboro, N. C, June 20, 
1922, at 2 o'clock p. m. 

A. C. RAY, Moderator. 

E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 301 

ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PEESBYTEEY 



Jonesboro, K C, June 20, 1922. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, pursuant to adjournment, at 
Jonesboro, N. C, June 20, 1922, at 2 :00 o'clock p. m., and 
was called to order and led in prayer by Rev. L. Smith., the 
last moderator present. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, L. A. McLaurin, M. D. McNeill, 
ETeill Mclnnis, C. L. Wicker, C. E. Clarke and W. L. Wilson. 

Ruling Elders : C. H. Russell, Jonesboro ; J. D. McPher- 
son, Buffafflo; L. E. McNair, Salem; J. A. Freeman, Pine 
Grove; J. H. Kennedy, Cumnock; L. A. McGeachy, St. 
Pauls, and E. S. Edmondson, Smithfield. 

After due examination, Mr. J. Lee McLean, of St. Pauls 
Church was received under the care of Presbytery, and it was 
ordered that he be enrolled as a candidate for the ministry. 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis tendered his resignation of the pastor- 
ate of the Smithfield Church, and, it appearing that a ma- 
jority of the members concurred with him in his request, his 
resignation was accepted and the pastoral relation dissolved, 
to take effect July 1, 1922. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Eagle 
Springs was granted, and a commission consisting of C. E. 
Clarke, R. G. Matheson, V. R. Gaston and Ruling Elder 
M. C. McDonald was appointed to organize said church, if 
the way be clear. Date of organization to be arranged by 
commission. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin having tendered his resignation of 
the pastorate of Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Buffalo and Salem 
churches, and, the churches appearing through their repre- 
sentatives and concurring with him in this request, his 
resignation was accepted and the pastoral relations between 



302 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIEEE PRESBYTERY 

him and said churches were dissolved, to take effect July 
1, 1922. 

Rev. C. O. Pardo, of Knoxville Presbytery, was intrduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

A call from Rowland Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. L. A. McLaurin, at a salary of $2,000.00 and manse for 
his whole time, was found in order and placed in his hands. 

The following recommendation presented by Rev. L. 
Smith, superintendent of Home Missions was adopted : 

That Rev. Neill Mclnnis be requested to serve as supply for 
three months a group composed of Selma and Community churches, 
with Jonesboro School House, Holts, Fairview and other mission 
points as he may be able, on a salary arranged as follows: 

From Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $ 95.00 

From Synod's Home Mission Fund 65.00 

From Churches, at least 16.66 

Total per month $176.66 

The following motion by Rev. L. Smith was adopted: 
That Rev. R. A. McLeod be given evangelistic powers for the 
part of his field at Nursery and Overhills. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin announced his acceptance of the call 
from Rowland Church, and the following commission was 
appointed to install him: Rev. E. L. Siler to preside and 
charge pastor. Rev. I. N. Clegg to charge people. Rev. J. A. 
Caligan, by resquest, to preach the sermon. Ruling Elder 
J. A. McCormick, of Ashepole, to complete the commission. 
Time of installation to be arranged by the commission. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. M. D. McNeill. 

L. SMITH, Moderator. 

C. L. WICKER, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: E. L- Siler, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 303 

CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, K C, August 18, 1922. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session at Highland 
Presbyterian Church, with Dr. W. E. Hill acting as mod- 
erator and Rev. L. Smith as temporary clerk. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: W. E. Hill, J. A. McMurray, V. R. Gaston, 
D. L. Jones, R. A. McLeod, L. Cook Campbell, L. Smith. 

Ruling Elders: J. C. McDiarmid, Highland; and Robert 
M. Prior, Fayetteville First. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found in 
order : 

Pitteboro, N. C, August 8, 1922. 

The constitutional requirements having been complied with, I 
hereby call a special meeting of the Fayetteville Presbytery to con- 
vene at Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, August 18, 
1922, at 12:30 p. m., to transact the following items of business. 

1. To act upon the resignation of Rev. John A. McMurray as 
pastor of Highland Church, and to dissolve the pastoral relation 
existing between him and this church. 

2. To dismiss him at his own request to South Carolina Presby- 
tery, if the way be clear. 

3. To elect a manager of the Progressive Program for Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. 

A. C. RAY, Moderator. 

Rev. John A. McMurray offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Highland Church, and, the church concurring, his 
resignation was accepted, and he, at his own request, was 
dismissed to South Carolina Presbytery. 

The selection of a manager of the Progressive Program to 
succeed Rev. John A. McMurray, was postponed until the 
Fall meeting of Presbytery, and the chairman of the Steward- 
ship Committee was asked to look after any business for this 
office that might arise. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, closing with prayer. 

L. SMITH, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



304 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Laurinburg, N. C, October 3, 1922. • 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its two hundred and 
nineteenth stated session, in the Laurinburg Presbyterian 
Church, at 8 :00 p. m. After devotional exercises conducted 
by Eev. C. B. Craig, pastor of the church, Rev. A. W. Craw- 
ford addressed Presbytery in the interest of Synod's Home 
Mission work. After the arrival of the Moderator, who was 
delayed in reaching Laurinburg, Presbytery was opened with 
a sermon by Rev. Jonas Barclay, at the request of the retiring 
moderator, Mr. A. C. Ray. Presbytery was then called to 
order and led in prayer by Rev. Letcher Smith. 

The roll was called and the following were found present 
and enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, L. Smith, W. C. Brown, A. R. 
McQueen, I. N. Clegg, W. L. Wilson, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. 
McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, C. E. Clarke, Eugene Alexander, 
W. E. Hill, J. W. Goodman, E. L. Siler, C. R. Bailey, D. L, 
Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, Dugald Munroe, E. C. 
Murray, A. W. Crawford, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson, L. Cook Campbell, Jonas Barclay, Neill Mclnnis, 
M. D. McNeill (2), H. M. Dixon (2), V. R. Gaston (2), 
C. L. Wicker (2), G. E. Moorehouse (2), J. B. Black (2), 
T. C. Croker (2), C. E. McLean (2), C. G. Vardell (2). 36. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. McNeill, Aberdeen; John A. Mc- 
Leod, Carthage; W. W. McGirt, Centre; J. B. Calhoun, 
Church in the Pines ; V. G. Johnson, Coats ; D. S. Blue, Cul- 
dee; F. M. McKay, Duke; Jas. W. Hill, Elise; D. H. Mc- 
Call, Elrod; Z. Y. Blue, Eureka; A. E. Rankin, Fayetteville 
First; A. A. Mclnnis, Galatia; A. J. Bain, Harnett; J. M. 
Wilson, Highland; M. A. Clark, Jackson Springs; W. H. 
Edgerton, Kenly; Clarence Lytch, Laurel Hill; W. DeB. 
McEachin, Laurinburg; O. L. Johnson, Lillington; J. F. 
McFayden, Longstreet ; Thos. Stamps, Lumber Bridge ; J. L. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTEEY 305 



McLean, Maxton; D. J. McMillan, McMillan; O. C. Talk, 
Midway; D. C. Gillis, Philippi; F. T. Currie, Pinehurst; 
D. L. Alston, Pittsboro; W. T. Covington, Kaeford; Paul 
McKay, Kaven Eock ; J. W. Hodgin, Ked Springs ; D. C. S. 
Shaw, Kex; Lindsay Ennis, Roseneath; E. H. McKinnon, 
Rowland ; Edgar Riley, Shiloh ; J. D. Stewart, Smyrna ; J. S. 
Bethea, Summerville ; W. T. Bailey, Wildwood; Alex. 
Alford (2), Ashpole; Alexander McNeill (2), Bluff; G. M. 
G. Harrington (2), Broadway; J. Will Wicker (2), Buffalo; 
D. McDonald (2), Cameron; J. E. Eliott (2), Church of the 
Covenant; Edgar Hall (2), Dundarrach; R. C. McNeill (2), 
Jonesboro; Edwin Morgan (3), Lakeside; B. B. Holder (2), 
Leaflet; Alex Cameron (2), Manly; G. W. Mcintosh (2), 
Milton; Jno. A. McKay (2), Montpelier; H. C. McMillan 
(2), Parkton; J.A . McCallum (2), Philadelphus ; M. A. 
Patterson (2), Sandy Grove; W. S. Weatherspoon (2), San- 
ford; E. S. Edmundson (2), Smithfield; W. A. McCormick 
(2), St. Pauls; D. B. Kelly (2), Union; W. D. Smith (2), 
Vass.— 58. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman was elected moderator and Rev. G. 
F. Kirkpatrick temporary clerk. 

Rev. C. B. Craig welcomed the Presbytery to Laurinburg, 
and to this the moderator responded in appropriate words. 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Arrangements respectfully reports, recom- 
mending : 

1. Hours of meeting— 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m.; 2:30 p. m. to 5:00 
p. m., and 7:30 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

2. That Presbytery begin the business session each morning 
promptly at 9 o'clock, after opening with prayer, and that in accord- 
ance with a resolution adopted by Presbytery at its last meeting 
(Minutes p. 273), the devotional exercises, including a sermon, be 
held the last hour of the morning — from 12:00 to 1:00 p. m. — except 
on Wednesday morning, when we recommend that the Presbyterial 
sermon be preached at 11:30 a. m., followed immediately by the 
Presbyterial communion service. 

3. That the first order of the day, Wednesday afternoon, 
Presbytery hear greetings from the Presbytery of Edinburgh, 
Scotland, to the Presbytery of Fayetteville, sent through Dr. 
Vardell. 



306 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



4. That the second order of the day, Wednesday afternoon, 
Presbytery hear a representative of the Davidson Campaign Com- 
mittee for 10 to 20 minutes. 

5. We recommend that Presbytery receed from business at 4 
o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, to give time for committee 
meetings. 

6. That a popular meeting in the interest of Home Missions be 
held Wednesday evening at 7:30, preceeded by special music by 
the choir. 

7. That Presbytery hear report of the Permanent Committee on 
Systematic Beneficience as the first order of the day on Thursday. 

8. That as second order of the day on Thursday morning, a 
popular meeting in the interest of Sabbath School and Young 
People's Work be held, under direction of chairman of the Execu- 
tive Committee. Rev. C. R. Bailey. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CARL B. CRAIG, Chairman. 
W. DeB. McEACHIN. 

Rev. C. E. McLean, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

Mr. Charles F. McRae, of the Midway Church, was, after 
due examination, received under the care of Presbytery as a 
candidate for the ministry, and referred to the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief for further direc- 
tion as to his preparation for the ministry. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, 
closing with prayer by Rev. E. C. Murray. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 :00 a. m. and was opened with prayer. 
The minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 
The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

Rev. Messrs. J. A. Caligan of the Presbytery of Pee Dee 
and T. C. Croker of the Presbytery of Albemarle were intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as corresponding 
members. 

The following standing committees were appointed : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures — Jonas Barclay, I. N. Clegg, C. M. Gibbs, 
Thomas Stamps, M. A. Clark. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 307 

Calls and Supplies — R. G. Matheson, Neill Mclnnis, C. R. Bailey, 
D. H. McCall, Jno. A. McLeod. 

Nominations — W. L. Wilson, L. Cook Campbell, Eugene Alex- 
ander, J. W. Hodgin, A. A. Mclnnis. 

Judicial — J. F. Menius, A. T. Lassiter, L. A. McLaurin, A. E. 
Rankin, J. B. Calhoun. 

Minutes of General Assembly— C. E. Clarke, W. C. Brown, G. E. 
Moorehouse, D. L. Alston, D. C. S. Shaw. 

Ruling Elder on Leave of Absence — Clarence Lytch. 

Orders— C. B. Craig, E. L. Siler, W. DeB. McEachin. 

Printed Minutes — R. A. McLeod, J. M. Wilson, D. J. McMillan. 

The commission to install Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick at Laurel 
Hill reported this duty performed July 16, 1922. The report 
was approved and the commission discharged. 

A call from Ashpole Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. C. E. McLean was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

A communication from the stated clerk of the General As- 
sembly was read as information. 

A call from Lillington Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. F. Menius was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

Ruling Elders L. Calhoun and D. M. Stewart, reported by 
the clerk as leaving before final roll call without excuse rend- 
ered, stated that they rendered their excuses to the Commit- 
tee on Leave of Absence. These brethren were excused for 
being absent at final roll call. 

A communication from Mr. J. P. McCallie was referred 
to the Nominating Committee. 

A call from Buffalo Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. Martin A. Ray was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

A communication from Hamlet, Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
asking this Presbytery to authorize its Board of Trustees to 
transfer the title of its old church property to the purchaser 



308 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 



thereof, was granted, and the stated clerk was instructed to so 
inform the Board of Trustees. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick at Smyrna reported this duty performed on the after- 
noon of July 23, 1922. The report was approved and the 
commission discharged. 

The report of the commission to organize a church at Eagle 
Springs was recommitted for a fuller report. 

The excuse of Ruling Elder J. H. McPhail for leaving last 
meeting of Presbytery before final roll call, was referred to 
the Committee of Leave of Absence. 

A communication from the Assembly's Committee of Home 
Missions was referred to Presbytery's Committee on Assem- 
bly's Home Missions. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. L. A. McLaurin 
at Rowland reported this duty performed on Sunday evening, 
July 23, 1922. The report was approved and the commission 
discharged. 

The stated clerk's reports on Vacancies and Absentees were 
referred to the Committees on Nominations and Leave of 
Absence. 

Rev. Messrs. T. C. Croker and C. E. McLean presented 
certificates from the Presbyteries of Albemarle and Mecklen- 
burg respectively, and after due examination were received 
into this Presbytery and their names were enrolled. 

Dr. W. J. Martin was given the privileges of the floor and 
addressed the Presbytery on Christian Education and David- 
son College. His address was referred to the Committee on 
Christian Education for suitable action. 

Calls from the Bluff group of churches for the services as 
stated supply, of Rev. T. C. Croker were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

The following resolution, presented by Rev. H. G. Hill, was. 
adopted : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 309 



Resolved that Presbytery direct that) the pastor and session of 
each independent church and each pastoral charge within it>s 
bounds, at every Spring meeting shall send to the chairman of Home 
Missions in the Presbytery report as to whether bhey have a manse 
and its value at that time. The chairman shall then incorporate in 
his report to Presbytery the aggregate value of manses in the 
Presbytery. 

Eev. H. C. McPherson of Tygart's Valley Presbytery was 
introduced and asked to sit as a corresponding member. 

Ruling Elder A. C. Ray was accorded the privileges of the 
floor and was heard in regard to the work of the Laymen's 
Association. His report was ordered sent to our church 
papers. Ruling Elders L. A. McGeachy, Thos. Stamps, 
Edgar Hall and M. A. Patterson were also heard on the same 
subject. 

The following resolution in regard to the Laymen's Asso- 
ciation was adopted by a rising vote : 

Presbytery hereby expresses the deep interest with which it 
has listened to the written and oral reports from the Laymen's 
Association, and its grateful appreciation of the splendid work 
being done by tehe association. 

Rev. W. R. Roy all of the local M. E. Church, South, was 
introduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The hour of the day having arrived, Presbytery heard the 
Presbyterial sermon on the Atonement by Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 
This was followed by the Presbyterial communion conducted 
by Rev. Messrs. E. C. Murray and E. L. Siler. Presbytery 
took recess until 2 :30 p. m. 

Second Day — Afternoon 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made a partial report 
recommending that the call from Ashpole Church (on terms 
of $2,100.00 and use of the Manse) be placed in the hands 
of Rev. C. E. McLean. The recommendation was adopted, 
and he indicated his acceptance of the call. The following 
commission was appointed to install him as pastor of Ash- 
pole Church : Rev. L. A. McLaurin to preside and charge the 
pastor, Rev. Carl B. Craig to preach the Sermon. Rev. I. N", 
Clegg to charge the people. Elder E. H. McKinnon to com- 



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plete the commission. Time left to the discretion of the com- 
mission. 

A call from the Sanford church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. R. C. Gilmore was referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell brought greetings from the Presbytery 
of Edinburgh, Scotland, to this Presbytery. His address was 
referred to the Committee on Christian Education. 

Mr. Bomboy, an elder from Norfolk Presbytery, addressed 
Presbytery in the interest of the Davidson compaign. His 
address was referred to the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation. 

It was made the second order of the day tomorrow morn- 
ing to hear Rev. Dougald Munroe for ten minutes on "Church 
Paper Week." 

Presbytery took recess until 7 :30 p. m. 
Second Day — Evening 

Presbytery met at 7 :30 p. m. and was called to order by the 
moderator. A popular meeting in the interest of Home Mis- 
sions was held, presided over by Rev. L. Smith, our superin- 
tendent of Home Missions. After devotional exercises con- 
ducted by Rev. H. G. Hill, the chairman of the Home Mission 
Committee read the semi-annual report of the committee, 
which was received, and, pending its adoption, Presbytery 
heard an address by Mr. Claude T. Carr, of Asheville, 
Synodical Superintendent of Sabbath School and Young 
People's Work. Presbytery also heard short addresses by 
Rev. Messrs. Neill Mclnnis, A. T. Lassiter and H. G. Hill. 
The report was adopted as a whole and is as follows : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE. FOR SIX MONTHS 
TO OCTOBER 1, 1922 

I. As to Ministerial Support. On our roll 40 ministers, with 
some churches vacant. Two teachers, two infirm, one superintend- 
ent of Synodical Missions. Laboring ministers in our bounds, 37. 
Average minister's support, according to figures given, $2,280.00. 

II. Contributions to Home Missions. 



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April 1st, balance on hand $2,930.73 

Received during six months from 56 chruches, 

four Societies and one Sabbath School-— 2,467.00 



Total $5,397.73 

III. Contributions to Synodical Missions for six months: From 
36 churches, five Societies and one Sabbath School, $1,087.06. A full 
report will be made by the superintendent for the year, next Spring. 

IV. Mission Fields. Rev. C. L. Wicker reports from the Gulf, 
Euphronia and Pocket field, two meetings held since Spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery. One by Rev. Letcher Smith at Pocket Church. 
Attendance very good and nine persons united with that church. 
Mr. Alton Mclver, of Carthage, conducted a meeting at Horseshoe 
Church, causing increased interest? at that point. Total additions in 
this field for six months, 15. 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis has been preaching once a month at Ivanhoe 
Hill Prison Camp, and Jones' School House, with some encourage- 
ment. At Progressive School House there is much needed work, 
but he has not been able to secure any land for a church building. 
At Community they have a church of 24 members, and a Sabbath 
School of 75. They have four services per month and have had 
three additions upon profession. 

The Selma Church has four services a month, shows some new 
life, and has had two additions on profession. 

Fairview Tabernacle is seven miles from Selma, in a good sec- 
tion, has preaching one Sabbath evening per month, has had a 
meeting with two additions at Selma, and will apply for an organi- 
zation. 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter holds services at four organized churches, 
and two school houses. The Benson Church has an active Women's 
Auxiliary, has aided Barium Orphans' Home with bed clothing and 
contributions to Woman's Building. They have also furnished 
the church with hymn books. The church debt is nearly paid and 
will be cancelled in November. Some new Presbyterians have mov- 
ed into the community and help the church and Sabbath School. The 
Alaska Church has no building, but a growing Sabbath School, and 
a good attendance at school and church. Had a meeting in May 
conducted by Rev. Mr. Gibbs and two additions to church. This is 
a promising point and they had a good rally day on the fourth 
Sabbath. Roseneath Church has no building but Sabbath School and 
church are usually well attended. They have a tabernacle, but not 
well located. Rev. J. F. Menius held a meeting at this point and 
helped the community. Four Oaks church has no building but holds 
services in the picture show house. A meeting was held during 
the Summer by Rev. C. E. Clarke, which helped the town and com- 
munity . This is a promising point and they have an active Women's 
Auxiliary. At Stewart's School House there is much opposition 
and little encouragement. At Jernigan School House a meeting 
was held by Rev. Neill Mclnnis in September, which helped the 
community, though there were no professions of faith. Had a good 



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rally day last) Sabbath. There is much opposition here and some 
false teaching. Among those above 10 years of age not more than 
12 in 100 are church members. We hold here on Sabbath three 
services per month. Miss Roberta Bain, the Assembly's Sabbath 
School organizer located at Benson, is working in other Sabbath 
Schools in the county, and is active and efficient. 

Rev. J. F. Menius reports from his field eight additions made 
during the Summer, and four meetings held. Increased attendance 
upon church services and Sabbath Schools. They have a weak 
organization at Coats, but outside parties offer to aid in the work. 
At Wildwood they have laid the foundation for a new church build- 
ing and encourage the people to do all they can in cutting timber and 
hauling to reduce the expense of building. They have a lot) in sight 
at nominal cost at Coats for a building. At Buie's Creek they are 
purchasing a new organ, and at Cape Fear providing Sunday School 
rooms in the rear of the church. 

V. RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Lillington group be re-arranged and formed as 
follows: Lillington, Buie's Creek, Cape Fear, Summerville and 
Coats, with salary from churches, Synod and Presbytery appor- 
tioned as follows: Churches — Lillington $750 and manse, Buie's 
Creek $200, Cape Fear $100, Summerville $200, and Coats $50. 
Total from churches $1,300. From Synod $180; from Presbytery 
$528. Total from Synod and Presbytery $708. Apportioned to 
churches in the following amounts: To Lillington $50, Buie's 
Creek $100, Cape Fear $200, Summerville $100, Coats $258. Total 
salary $2,008 and manse. All to be served by Rev. J. F. Menius, 
except that Rev. J. F. Menius shall not be allowed to serve Summer- 
ville church until its arrearages to its former pastor be settled. 

2. That the following grouping be established: Flat Branch,. 
Ephesus, Hebron, Harnett, and Raven Rock, with mission point 
McArlan's School House, with salary from churches, Synod and 
Presbytery apportioned as follows: Churches — Flat Branch $500, 
Ephesus $200, Hebron $100, Harnett $200, Raven Rock $125. Total 
from churches $1,125. From Synod $360, Presbytery $516. Total 
from Synod and Presbytery $876, apportioned to the churches as 
follows: Flat Branch $50, Ephesus $175, Hebron $200, Harnett 
$175, Raven Rock $175, and Mission point $101. Total salary $2,001 
and manse, to secure a pastor. 

3. That Sardis group be re-arranged as follows: Sardis, Duke, 
Westminster, Bunnlevel and Palestine, with mission point Walker's 
School House. Salaries from churches, Synod and Presbytery 
allotted as follows: Churches — Sardis $600, Duke $600, Westmin- 
ster $200, Bunnlevel $100, and Palestine $100. Total from churches 
$1,600 and manse. From Synod $180, Presbytery $240. Total $420. 
Divided as follows: Westminster $50, Bunnlevel $150, Palestine 
$150, and mission point $70. Total salary $2,020 and manse 
Served by Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

4. That Selma, Community, Progressive with Fairview mission 
point be grouped to be served by Rev. Neill Mclnnis for one year 



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on salary and manse as follows: Churches — Selma $200, Com- 
munity $50, Progressive $50. Total $300. Nothing from Fairview. 
From Synod $792, Presbytery $912. Total $1,704. Apportioned as 
follows: To Selma $500, Community $401, Progressive $401, Fair- 
view $402. Total salary $2,004 and manse. Work to begin in this 
field October 1, 1922. 

5. That Oakland, Spence and Wildwood, with mission points 
Providence and Flowers be grouped to secure a pastor, with salary 
and manse as follows: Churches — Oaklind $600 and manse, Spence 
$200, Wildwood $100. Total from churches $900. From Synod 
$300, Presbytery $804. Total $1,104. Apportioned to churches and 
missions as follows: Oakland $100, Spence $300, Wildwood $300, to 
mission points $404. Total salary $2,004 and manse. 

6 That Rev. W. C. Cumming be permitted to labor within the 
bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery and serve for one year t?he 
Smithfield church with as much mission work as he can do as may 
be arranged with him by the superintendent of Home Missions on 
a salary as follows: $100 per month from bhe Smithfield church 
and $50 per month from Presbytery for the mission work, beginning 
fourth Sabbath in September, 1922. 

7. That the present Executive Committee of Home Missions 
be re-elected to serve one year, consisting of H. G. Hill, W. E. Hill, 
E. C. Murray, A. R. McQueen, W. C. Brown, Letcher Smith and E. 
Fairley Murray. 

8. That we authorize the treasurer to pay the debt of $498 on 
Providence Church and home for the Sunday School worker, to be 
paid as soon as possible, out of available legacy funds, together 
with the accumulating interest) thereon. 

9. That $150 be appropriated from the legacy fund to finish 
the house in Johnson County for Sunday School worker so that it 
may be secured from the weather. 

10. That $400 be applied to the building of a church at Elise as 
soon as said fund is available. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. HILL, Chairman. 

Mr. J. B. Johnston, superintendent of the Synod's 
Orphans' Home at Barium Springs was heard for 20 minutes 
in the interest of this institution. The address was referred 
to the permanent committee on Orphans' Home for proper 
recommendation. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, 
•closing with prayer by Rev. J. F. Menius. 

Third Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 :00 a. m., and was called to order by 



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the moderator. The meeting was opened with prayer by 
Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee reports that the stated clerk's official copy of the 
printed minutes is correct, being an exact) copy of the written 
minutes. We, therefore, recommend that said printed copy be made 
the official copy of the Presbyter's Minutes. 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following report 
which was adopted : 

We notice that there was a general decrease in contributions to 
the Bible Cause the past year, both in number of churches and 
dollars. The 1921 minutes show that 79 churches contributed, 
while the minutes of 1922 show that only 56 contributed. Eight 
hundred and ninety-eight dollars ($898.00) was contributed in 1921, 
while only $751.00 was contributed in 1922. The American Bible 
Society is doing a great work in carrying the gospel to all corners 
of the earth. 

Most of our churches in Fayetteville Presbytery with the very 
small apportionment to the Bible Cause, if the pastors of the 
churches would take it up and give the people an opportunity to 
contribute, most of the churches would meet their apportionment. 

We want to ask the preachers and officers of the churches to give 
the people an opportunity to contribute to the great cause. See 
that it is included in your budget. Let the entire Presbytery rally 
to the great cause next year. Let us see if we cannot do better. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Fairview 
Tabernacle was referred to the Home Mission Committee. 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence made report, 
which was received, and pending adoption of recommenda- 
tions, Presbytery heard an address by Mr. J. B. Spillman, 
Synod's secretary of Stewardship. The recommendations of 
the committee were adopted as follows : 

1st. That the apportionment table submitted herewith be 
adopted. (See appendix). 

2nd. That the Stewardship Committee of this Presbytery be 
given authority to adjust the benevolent quota of any church in the 



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Presbytery upon the formal request by t?he session of the church. 
3rd. That each church be urged to consider the benevolent 
quota as the first claim upon their liberality after the pastor's salary 
is paid and that they be urged to pay their apportionment to each 
cause in full. 

4th. That the session of each church be requested to appoint a 
secretary of stewardship who shall be responsible for promoting 
the progressive program in his church, and forward his name im- 
mediately to M. E. Melvin, general secretary, Times Building, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

5t>h. That the name secretary of stewardship be substituted in 
the place of manager. 

6th. That each church be urged to organize a Layman's Asso- 
cition whose first duty it shall be to promote the progressive 
program. 

7th. That all pastors and churches set apart four weeks, Febru- 
ary 18th to March 18th, for the study of Stewardship of Life and 
Possessions, in the, church, Sunday School, Bible Classes, Women's 
Auxilary, Prayermeeting, Young People's Society, literature to be 
furnished by the Assembly's Stewardship Committee. 

8th. That the apportionment among the benevolent? causes be 
as follows: Foreign Missions, 33.3; Assembly's Home Missions, 
16; Christian Eudcation and Ministerial Relief, 7.5; Publication 
and Sunday School Work, 2; Bible Cause, six-tenths of one per 
cent. Assembly's Training School, six-tenths of one per cent; 
Synod's Home Missions, 10; Educational Institutions, 10; Barium 
Springs Orphanage, 7.5; Presbytery's Home Missions, 12.5. 

9th. That Rev. L. A. McLaurin be made secretary of steward- 
ship. 

Respectfully, 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 

Rev. Dugald Munroe made an address before Presbytery on 
Church Paper Week, for which he was given a rising vote of 
thanks. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
supplementary report which was adopted, except that recom- 
mendations 1 and 2 were docketed for consideration at the 
adjourned meeting at Synod : 

1. We recommend that the call of Sanford church for services 
of Rev. Robert C. Gilmore be found in order and placed in his 
hands. 

2. We recommend that the call of Buffalo Church for Rev. 
Martin A. Ray for one morning and one afternoon service, be found 
in order and placed in his hands. 



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3. That the call for Rev. J. F. Menius from Lillington Church 
for two morning and two night services per month, at salary of 
$750.00 per annum, be found in order and placed in his hands. 

4. That the calls from Bluff, Godwin and McMillan churches 
for services of Rev. T. C. Croker as stated supply be granted. The 
terms being McMillan Church $300.00 per annum, Bluff Church 
$600.00 and Godwin Church $600.00 per annum. 

5. Your committee calls the attention of the churches to sec- 
tion 4, paragraph 30 of the manual of Presbytery touching the 
relation of "Stated Supply." 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

Kev. D. I. Craig, D. D., of Orange Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a corresponding 
member. 

Reports of the following commissioners to the General 
Assembly were received and approved and their diligence 
commended : Edwin Morgan, J. C. Snoddy, Lacy L. Little, 
J. A. McMillan, E. L. Siler and L. Smith. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Coats 
made the following report which was adopted and the church 
was enrolled : 

The commission met in the school auditorium at Coats Sunday, 
May 14, 1922, at 3 o'clock p. m., and was opened with prayer. Pres- 
ent: Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen and J. F. Menius and Ruling 
Elder J. F. Collier. 

After religious exercises, the church was organized in accordance 
with the provisions of the Book of Church Order. Number of mem- 
bers, 14; officers, two ruling elders, Messrs. V. G. Johnson and C. R. 
Partin; name of church: Coats Presbyterian Church; Presbyterial 
assessment, $2.00. Commission adjourned with prayer. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The ommission appointed to organize a church at Eagle 
Springs made the following report which was adopted and the 
church was enrolled : 

The commission met on the night of June 10, 1922, with two 
of the members present, namely, Rev. Messrs. C. E. Clarke and 
R. G. Matheson. Rev. C. E. Clarke presided and preached the 
sermon, Rev. R. G. Matheson propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions and charged the congregation. Messrs. C. E. Bost and M. C. 
Bruton were ordained and installed as ruling elders, and Messrs. 
C. S. Davis and J. W. Monroe were ordained and installed as 



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deacons. The Presbyterial tax was fixed at $2.00. The commis- 
sion opened and closed with prayer. 

C. E. CLARKE, Chairman. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Goldston 
made the following report, which was approved, and the 
church was enrolled : 

Your commission met on the third Sunday in June, with Rev. 
Messrs. L. Smith, C. L. Wicker and Jonas Barclay and Elder J. 
M. Mclver present. Rev. L. Smith, presided, preached and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, and charged the officers, and 
Rev. C. L. Wicker charged the people. Rev. Jonas Barclay acted as 
secretary. Mr. J. H. Garner was elected as elder, and Messrs. Jas. 
Alexander and O. S. Alexander as deacons. These were all three 
ordained and installed. There were nineteen charter members 
duly organized into the Goldston Presbyterian Church. 

JONAS BARCLAY, Secretary. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made the following 
report which was adopted: 

The church's contributions to Foreign Missions for the year 
closing March 31, 1922, broke all records, amounting to $1,210,- 
742.00. This amount lacked only $9,078.00 of paying for the entire 
cost of the year's work. The Foreign Mission debt on April 1st 
amounted to $251,704.00. Appropriations for the current year have 
heen severely scaled and other measures taken to prevent increase 
of indebtedness. If the quota of $1,498,500 assigned by the Assem- 
bly for Foreign Missions be fully paid it would liquidate every cent 
of indebtedness and provide additional funds for needed expansion. 
The receipts for the first four months of this church year are $46,- 
000 less than for same period last year. 

The blessing of God is richly manifest in all our Foreign Mission 
fields. During the year forty new missionaries were added to our 
roll. The number of additions on the field was 4,731. The total 
number of our foreign communicants is now 44,834. 

The income from native sources on the field was $274,500 — about 
ione-fourth as much as was contributed by the home church. In 
our African church the giffrs for last year were nearly twice those 
of the previous year. In Korea, the number of students in our day 
schools has increased in the last two years from 3,000 to 12,000, and 
in our Sunday Schools from 12,000 to 30,000. In China the grace 
of giving is swiftly increasing and our Sunday Schools are reported 
as growing by leaps and bounds. In our new Mexican field ten 
new missionaries were added to our force last? year, and a native 
Presbytery was organized. Our great school at Cardenas, Cuba 
reports a year of phenomenal growth and a student body of 609, 
the enrollment being limited only by the dormitory capacity. 

In all our fields the need of equipment* is simply desperate. We 
have utterly outgrown our building accommodations and could 



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fruitfully expend $3,000,000 to meet the needs of our swiftly grow- 
ing work. For example, Korea two years ago was complaining bit- 
terly of inadequate school accommodations. Since then her student 
body has grown from 3,000 to 12,000. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That our Missions' need of equipment be made a special sub- 
ject of prayer. 

2. That Presbytery advise its ministers, especially in our 
smaller churches, to make greater use of our returned missionaries 
for informational and inspirational purposes. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted : 

I.— CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Presbyterian church has always advocated education. 
Ignorance is conducive to no good thing. It also holds that) if 
'Religion is the chief concern of mortals here below,' then any edu- 
cation thafr leaves God out of account necessarily fails in the 
supreme point. Hence in all schools and colleges under its control, 
the Bible is taught as a text book, and the influences of the Chris- 
tian religion are brought to bear upon the stmdents. 

Conditions prevailing in many secular institutions of learning 
make the maintenance of Christian schools and colleges the more 
necessary. The Bible is excluded by law from all public schools, 
and Science, falsely so called, is undermining the faith of multi- 
tudes in the reliability and authority of the Scriptures. 

In many instances religion is being driven from the class rooms. 
If, therefore, the church is to have those who shall wield the sword 
of truth in defense of our holy religion, to be leaders in political, 
commercial and social life, and above all in the numerous activities 
of the church of the Lord Jesus, her sole choice is to establish and 
adequately maintain institutions where the Bible is taught. The 
erection and maintenance of such schools is fast becoming a burden 
grievous to be borne, but as long as the present educational system 
obtains, the church has no alternative but to bear it. 

On the other hand, this entails a solemn obligation upon the 
authorities of all schools and colleges supported for the sacred pur- 
pose of training Christian leaders, by God's people, to see to it that 
these institutions are not only Christian in name, and in precept, 
but that the practice of the principles of the Christian religion be 
required of all students attending such instutions. The schools with 
which this Presbytery is directly associated are well attended. 
Elise High School has enrolled to date 51 students. This is a slight 
decrease over the number reported last year the same date, but 
this is due to the elimination of the sixth and seventh grades. The 
enrollment of high school pupils is larger than for last year at the 
same date. 



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Davidson College has the largest enrollment in her history. 
President W. J. Martin made a splendid appeal for Christian Edu- 
cation and also reviewed Davidson's part in furnishing Christian 
leaders for church and society. His vivid portrayal of the crippled 
condition of the college due to a lack of funds and the loss by fire 
of the Chambers building will do much for the success of the 
campaign now being made for funds to replace the Chambers 
building and provide a more adequate support for the college. 

Flora Macdonald reports that all dormitory space is occupied and 
the prospects for a successful year are bright. President C. G. 
Vardell addressed the Presbytery in behalf of the institution. The 
splendid character of work done by this college for the church at 
home and on foreign fields is its most eloquent) appeal for the sup- 
port of the church. 

There has been a gratifying increase in the number of candi- 
dates for the ministry throughout the church, and in our own Pres- 
bytery. There are now 18 candidates for the ministry under the 
care of Fayetteville Presbytery. Those attending colleges and 
seminaries are doing satisfactory work. This is perhaps the most 
accurate index to the real condition of the church — the number of 
those whom God has called to be His ambassadors. 

The Assembly's committee is in position to lend aid to those 
who need funds to complete their education, providing for those 
who wish to attend college and those who wish to take post 
graduate work. 

The trustees of the Donaldson property in Fayetteville have 
sold this property for $20,000.00, the proceeds of which is to be ex- 
pended on those studying for the gospel ministry. The conditions 
upon which this money will be expended have not been definitely 
determined. 

II.— MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

There are five widows and one minister within our bounds who 
receive aid from the Assembly's committee. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That ministers and sessions use all legitimate means to in- 
crease the number of candidates for the ministry. The leaders for 
the workers in fields white to the harvest will be forthcoming when 
the church desires them. 

2. That pastors and sessions do all in their power to insure the 
success of those endeavoring to finance the schools and colleges of 
our church. 

3. That the maximum amount of aid be granted the following 
candidates for the ministry under our care: J. Lee McLean, T. A. 
Guiton, W. M. McLeod, J. I. Knight, W. C. Smith, Dixon McDonald 
and John Walter Bracy. 

4. That the Presbytery express its appreciation of the offer 
of the Carnegie Corporation of New York of a gift of $50,000 to the 



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endowment of Flora Macdonald College upon condition that the 
college raise $150,000. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The following resolution of sympathy for Rev. H. G. Hill 
was adopted by a rising vote : 

Resolved that the Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby express 
its profound sympathy for Dr. H. G. Hill in the loss of his beloved 
wife, and prays that the consolations of that Gospel he has so long 
and earnestly proclaimed, may be his in his sorrow. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

Fayetteville Presbytery was apportioned $15,000.00 for the 
support of our orphans. 

The churches contributed $10,558.00 

Sunday Schools and Societies 4,287.00 

Total $14,845.00 

Making a deficit of $155.00 

Eleven churches failed to contribute anything but had Sunday 
Schools and Societies that did contribute. 

Twelve churches failed to contribute and there were no con- 
tributions from Sunday Schools or Societies. 

The great building that our Women's Auxiliary is now dedicat- 
ing, will set the pace for greater and better work, and the call is 
urgent and constant that the work go forward. More and more 
room is needed, adequate equipment is essential to the health of 
body and mind and spirit of those entrusted to our care. Let us 
rise to our obligation and deem it a privilege, and all contribute to 
this worthy cause, remembering our special Thanksgiving offering. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. WILSON, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery re-assembled and engaged in devotional exer- 
cises, including a sermon by Rev. J. B. Black on John 16 :8. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 o'clock p. m. 
Third Day — Afternoon 

An oral report of the Committee on Assembly's Home 
Missions was received as information. 



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Elise Church was chosen as the place of the next stated 
meeting, Tuesday after the third Sabbath in April 1923, at 8 
o'clock p. m. 

The commission on the dissolution of North Lee Church 
recommended that North Lee be dropped from the roll of 
churches. The recommendation was adopted. 

The commission on Shannon Church was continued. 

The commission on Rennert Church was continued, Presby- 
tery understanding that the commission is clothed with power 
to do whatever is necessary to settle the affairs of Rennert 
Church. 

The Committee on Nominations presented the following 
report which was adopted : 

We recommend that Presbytery appoint a Permanent Commit- 
tee on Men's Work as follows: A. C. Ray, chairman; L. A. Mc- 
Geachy, Edgar Hall, O. L. Johnson and J. M. Wilson. 

To succeed himself as trustee of Davidson College, Rev. E. L. 
Siler. 

To succeed themselves as trustees of Elise High School, C. B. 
Craig, W. G. Carter and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

To fill the vacancy in the Executive Committee of Home Mis- 
sions, C. E. Clarke. 

To fill vacancy in Permanent Committee of Systematic Benefi- 
cence, J. F. Menius. 

To fill vacancy in Historical Committee, Neill Mclnnis. 

To fill vacancy in the Permanent Committee on Bible Cause, in- 
stead of Neill McNeill, deceased, Dr. Thos. Stamps. 

To preach the next Presbyterial sermon, Rev. D. L. Jones on 
"The Virgin Birth." 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. WILSON, Chairman. 

The Judicial Committee reported that nothing had come 
into its hands and asked to be discharged. The report was 
approved and the request granted. 

The Committee on Evangelism presented the following 
report which was adopted: 



322 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

We recommend the following Fall and Winter Evangelistic 
Campaign : 

Hope Mills, W. C. Brown; Cameron Hill, A. T. Lassiter; Barbe- 
cue, A. R. McQueen; Broadway, R. C. Gilmore; Mt. Pisgah, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick; Leaflet, L. Smith; Flowers (mission), by special re- 
quest, D. M. McGeachy; Selma, Leonard Gill; Community, L. 
Smith; Progressive, D. L. Jones; Fairview (mission), W. C. Cum- 
ming; Elise, C. E. Clarke; Jackson Springs, J. A. Caligan; Gulf, 
R. A. McLeod; Church of the Covenant, A. T. Lassiter; Philippi, L. 
Cook Campbell; White Hill, W. C. Brown; Iona, L. A. McLaurin; 
Elrod, E. L. Siler; Pembroke, C. R. Bailey; Raven Rock, J. F. 
Menius. 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The following suplementary recommendations of the Home 
Mission Committee were adopted : 

1. That $50.00 be appropriated to the Palestine Church to assist 
them in completing their building. This amount to be paid out of 
the Legacy Fund as soon as available. 

2. That the petition be granted to organize a church at Fair- 
view when the way shall be clear and deemed wise by the commis- 
sion — the commission to consist of the following: A. T. Lassiter, 
W. C. Cumming, Neill Mclnnis, P. B. Johnson and E. S. 
Edmundson. 

Rev. J. F. Menius accepted the call of the Lillingtoa 
Church and the following commission was appointed to install. 
him: Rev. L. Smith, chairman, Rev. A. R. McQueen, and 
Elders J. F. McKay and M. T. Wilburn. 

On the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of Flora 
Macdonald College, Rev. H. C. McPherson was elected trustee 
at large. 

The following resolution touching appropriations to Homi? 
Mission churches, was adopted : 

Presbytery hereby instructs that the Home Mission Committee, 
instead of making appropriations to groups of churches or to men, 
shall make its appropriations to individual churches, and shall pub- 
lish in the minutes of Presbytery the amount appropriated to each 
church, and also the amount paid by the church for its own sup- 
port. This to apply to this meeting if possible. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns it do so to 
meet during the sessions of Synod at Lincolnton, on the call 
of the moderator. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 323 

The Committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly 
reported that nothing had come into its hands and asked to be 
discharged. The report was approved and the committee 
discharged. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a rising 
vote: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville desires to record its sincerest 
thanks and high appreciation for the generous hospitality, courteous 
care, and splendid entertainment given us by the Laurinburg people. 
We wish specially to mention the good attendance by the towns- 
people upon the sessions of Presbytery, the appropriate violin and 
other special music, and privilege of social as well as physical 
enjoyment afforded by the noon meals on the grounds. These 
things encourage and inspire us, and we go away asking our 
Father's continued smile upon these open-hearted people. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence recommends that the fol- 
lowing be excused for absence: 

1. All those absent from final roll call at the Spring Meeting 
of Presbytery, and that) they be advised to be more diligent in the 
future. 

2. From all sessions of this meeting of Presbytery, Rev. E. B. 
Carr. 

3. For tardiness Tuesday night, Rev. Jonas Barclay and Elder 
A. C. Ray. 

4. For absence after Wednesday morning, Rev. C. E. McLean 
and Elders Alex. Alford, O. C. Falk and B. B. Holder. 

5. After Wednesday afternoon session, Rev. Messrs. Jonas 
Barclay, and C. L. Wicker and Elders D. L. Alston, John McFayden, 
Edgar Hall, M. A. Patterson, J. A. McKay, G. W. Mcintosh, J. M. 
Wilson and W. A. McCormick. 

6. After Wednesday night's session, Elders A. J. Bain, J. S. 
Bethea, Paul McKay, O. L. Johnson and A. E. Rankin. 

7. After Thursday morning's session, Rev. Messrs. V. R. 
Gaston, W. L. Wilson and C. M. Gibbs and Elders F. M. McKay, 
W. W. McGirt, Z. V. Blue, D. S. Blue, W. T. Covington, V. G. John- 
son, D. B. Kelly, F. T. Currie, J. W. Hill, J. B. Calhoun, E. S. 
Edmundson and W, H. Edgerton. 



324 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIKLE PRESBYTEEY 



8. From all except the Thursday morning session of this meet- 
ing of Presbytery, Elder Edwin Morgan. 

9. From the sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, Rev. J. B. Black. 

10. After Tuesday night's session, Elder Edgar Riley. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The usual number of copies of the Minutes were ordered 
printed. 

The stated clerk was authorized to make out the statistical 
report to Synod. It is as follows : 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO SYNOD 

The Presbytery of Fayetrteville reports to the Synod of North 
Carolina the following: 42 ministers, 122 churches, 1 licentiate, 18 
candidates, 13,508 communicants, resident 11,844, non-resident 
1,664, $274,704 aggregate of funds raised during the year 
ending March 31st, 1922, being $1,161 less than was raised 
the year before; 1,188 members added to churches during the 
year, on examination 743, on certificate 445, three ministers 
were received: J. B. Black, April 18, 1922, C. E. McLean, 
October 4, 1922, T. C. Croker, October 4, 1922; five ministers 
were transferred: D. M. McGeachy January 5, 1922; John Mc- 
Sween, December 27, 1921; C. K. Taffe, February 16, 1922; R. H. 
Viser, November 28, 1921; J. K. Hall, December 21, 1921. Six 
churches organized: Four Oaks, November 20, 1921; Community, 
April 23, 1922; Coats, May 14, 1922; Eagle Springs, June 10, 1922; 
Goldston, June 18, 1922; Spies, November 9, 1921. One church 
dropped from roll of churches — North Lee, October 4, 1922. Six 
candidates received: J. W. Bracy, April 19, 1922; D. Benton 
Wharton, June 6, 1922; W. L. McLeod, June 6, 1922; J. Lee McLean, 
June 20, 1922; Chas. F. McRae, October 4, 1922; Harry K. Russell, 
January 5, 1922. One minister ordained: W. M. Currie, June 6, 
1922. Nine installations: J. B. Black, Red Springs, May 7, 1922; 
C. M. Gibbs, Bunnlevel, April 30, 1922; C. E. Clarke, Carthage, 
Union and Eureka, June 4, 1922; C. R. Bailey, Lakeside, June 4, 
1922; Q. F. Kirkpatrick, Laurel Hill, July 16, 1922; Smyrna, July 23, 
1922; L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, July 23, 1922. Twenty-two disso- 
lutions of pastoral relations: R. H. Viser and Church in the Pines 
(assistant), November 28, 1922; John McSween, Ashpole and Row- 
land, December 27, 1922; D. M. McGeachy, Oakland and Spence, 
January 5, 1922; J. K. Hall, Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex, 
December 1, 1921; C. K. Taffe, Carthage, Union and Eureka, Febru- 
ary 16, 1922; C. E. Clarke, Kenly, April 20, 1922; G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
Lillington, Summerville, Hebron and Ephesus, June 6, 1922; L. A. 
McLaurin, Jonesboro, Buffalo, St. Andrews and Salem, June 20, 
1922; J. A. McMurray, Highland, August 18, 1922; Neill Mclnnis, 
Smithfield, July 1, 1922; Thirty-four ministers in charge of 89 
churches, 29 pastors, 4 stated supplies, 2 evangelists, 1 teacher, 1 
licentiate, 2 foreign missionaries, 3 infirm, 116 Sunday Schools, 62 
Young People's Societies, 80 Women's Societies, 4 Men's Societies, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 325 

15 churches vacant; $2,035.00 average salary paid ministers in 
charge of churches; 25 manses with aggregate value of $75,000. 
Next regular meeting at Elise (Hemp, N. C), on 17th day of 
April, 1923. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures reported that noth- 
ing had come into its hands. The report was approved and 
the committee discharged. 

The roll was called and absent members noted. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and the bene- 
diction, to meet at Lincolnton, during the sessions of Synod, 
on the call of the moderator. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Moderator. 
G. E. KIRKPATRICK, Temporary Clerk. 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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Percentages 

Aberdeen 

Alaska _ | 

Antioch _ 

Ashpole _ I 

Barbecue _ I 

Bensalem _ 

Benson _ 

Bethel 

Bethesda _ 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Broadway 

Buffalo _ 

Buie's Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron _ 

Cameron Hill 

Cape Fear 

Carthage _ 

Centre 

Centre Ridge 

Church in the Pines 
Church of Covenant 

Coats 

Community 

Culdee 

Cumnock _ 

Cypress _ 

Duke 

Dundarrach 

Dunn _ 

Eagle Springs 

Elise _ 

Elrod 

Ephesus 

Euphronia _ 

Eureka 

Fairmont _ 

Fayetteville, First _ 

Flat Branch | 

Four Oaks I 



33.3 

47 

19 

892 

832 

67 

234 

125 

397 

733 

84 

300 

86 

153 

50 

33 

500 

51 

37 

862 

766 

16 

531 

200 

12 

9 

100 

45| 

67 

234 

71 

559 

12 

100 

42 

67 

67 

167 

150 

3746 

83 

12 



16 

22 

9 

429 

400 

32 

112 

60 

190 

352 

40 

145 

42 

73 

24 

15 

240 

24 

18 

214 

368 

7 

255 

96 

51 

4| 

48| 

22| 

32 1 

112| 

40| 

2691 

5| 

48| 

201 

32 1 

32| 

80| 

72 

18001 

40| 

5| 



10 

14 

5 

268 

250 

20 

70 

37 

119 

220 

25 

90 

26 

46 

15 

10 

150 

15 

11 

259 

230 

5 

160 

60 

4 

3 

30 

13 

20 

70 

21 

16 

4 

30 

12 

20 

20 

50 

45 

1125 

25 

4 



12.5 

18 
7 

335 

316 
25 
92 
50 

151 

275 
31 

113 
33 
57 
21 
12 

187 
21 
13 

326 

288 
6 

200 
24 
5 
4 
38 
18 
25 
88 
21 

210 

5 

38 

15 

25 

25 

63 

55 

1409 

30 

5 



7.5 


2 


10 


0.6 


10 


3 


14 


1 


4 


1 


5 


1 


201 


54 


268 


16 


187 


50 


250 


15 


15 


4 


20 


1 


52 


14 


70 


4 


28 


7 


37 


2 


89 


24 


119 


7 


165 


44 


220 


13 


19 


5 


25 


2 


67 


18 


90 


5 


19 


5 


26 


2 


35 


9 


46 


3 


11 


3 


15 


1 


8 


2 


10 


1 


112 


30 


150 


9 


11 


3 


15 


1 


8 


2 


11 


1 


194 


52 


259 


15 


172 


46 


230 


14 


4 


1 


5 


1 


120 


36 


160 


9 


45 


12 


60 


4 


3 


2 


4 


1 


2 


1 


3 


1 


22 


6 


30 


2 


10 


3 


13 


1 


15 


4 


20 


1 


52 


14 


70 


4 


16 


4 


21 


1 


126 


34 


16 


9 


3 


2 


4 


1 


22 


6 


30 


2 


9 


3 


12 


1 


15 


4 


20 


1 


15 


4 


20 


1 


37 


10 


50 


3 


34 


9 


45 


3 


843 


225 


1125 


67 


19 


5 


25 


2 


3 


2 


4 


1 



7.5 

10 

4 

201 

187 

15 

52 

28 

89 

165 

19 

67 

19 

35 

11 

8 

112 

11 

8 

196 

172 

4 

120 

45 

3 

2 

22 

10 

15 

52 

16 

126 

3 

22 

9 

15 
15 
37 
34 
843 
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Galatia _ 

Gibson 

Godwin _ 

Goldston 

Grove _ 

Gulf _ 

Harnett _ 

Haywood _ 

Hebron _ 

Highland _ 

Hillside 

Hope Mills 

Horseshoe _ 

Iona _ 

Jackson Springs _ 

Jonesboro _ 

Kenly 

Lakeside 

Lakeview _ 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg _ j 

Leaflet _ I 

Lillington | 

Lumber Bridge | 

Lumberton 

Manly | 

Maxton 

McMillan _ | 

McPherson _ | 

Midway _ 

Milton _ I 

Mizpah _ | 

Montjpelier | 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Tabor | 

Mt. Vernon Springs! 

Naomi _ | 

Oak Grove | 

Oakland I 

Palestine _ I 

Parkton _ 



33.3 

500 

51 

300 

12 

33 

167 

33 

21 

48 

654 

7 

167 

33 

266 

266| 

266| 

200| 

142! 

50| 

666| 

3188| 

50| 

266 

413 

989 

167 

18641 

83 1 

266| 

1671 

234| 

21| 



167| 
60! 

2001 
19| 
331 

1601 
161 

333| 



16 

240 
24 

145 
5 
15 
80 
15 
10 
23 

314 

3 

80 

151 

128 

128| 

128| 
96| 
68 1 
24 1 

3201 

1532 

24 

128 

198 

475 
80 

896 
40 

128 
80 

112 
10 

320 

80 

29 

96 

8 

15 

76 

7 

160 



10 

150 
15 
90 
4 
10 
50 
10 
6 
14 

196 
2 
50 
10 
80 
80 
80 
60 
42 
15 

200 

957 
15 
80 

124 

297 
50 

560 
25 
80 
50 
70 
6 

200 
50 
18 
60 
6 
10 
48 
5 

100 



12.5 

188 
20 

113 
5 
12 
63 
12 
7 
20 

248 

3 

63 

12 

100 

100 

100 
75 
52 
19 

250 

1200 

19 

100 

156 

373 
63 

700 
30 

100 

63 

88 

7 

250 
63 
24 
74 
7 
12 
61 
5 

125 



7.5 

112 

11 

67 

3 

8 

37 

8 

5 

10 

147 

2 

37 

8 

60 

60 

60 

45 

32 

11 

150 

718 

11 

60 

93 

222 

37 

420 

19 

60 

37 

52 

5 

150 

37 

13 

45 

5 

8 

36 

4 

75 



2 

30 

3 

18 

2 

2 

10 

2 

2 

3 

39 

1 

10 

2 

16 

16 

10 

12 

9 

3 

40 

191 

3 

16 

25 

59 

10 

112 

5 

16 

10 

14 

2 

40 

10 

3 

12 

2 

2 

9 

2 

20 



10 


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9 


15 


1 


90 


5 


4 


1 


10 


1 


50 


3 


10 


1 


6 


1 


14 


1 


196 


12 


2 


1 


50 


3 


10 


1 


80 


5 


80 


5 


80 


5 


60 


4 


42 


3 


15 


1 


200 


12 


957 


57 


15 


1 


80 


5 


124 


7 


297 


18 


50 


3 


560 


34 


25 


2 


80 


5 


50 


3 


70 


4 


6 


1 


200 


12 


50 


3 


18 


1 


60 


4 


6 


1 


10 


1 


48 


3 


5 


1 


100 


6 



7.5 

112 

11 

67 

3 

8 

37 

8 

5 

10 

147 

2 

37 

8 

60 

60 

60 

45 

32 

11 

150 

718 

11 

60 

93 

222 

37 

420 

19 

60 

37 

52 

5 

150 

37 

13 

45 

5 

8 

36 

4 

75 



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Pembroke _ . 
Philadelphus 
Philippi _ _. 
Pine Grove . 
Pinehurst _ 
Pittsboro _ . 
Pocket _ __. 
Progressive . 
Raeford _ _. 
Raven Rock 
Red Springs 

Rex _ 

Rock Branch 
Roseneath _ 
Rowland 

Salem 

Sandy Grove 
Sanford _ _. 

Sardis 

Selma _ 

Shannon _ _. 
Sherwood _ . 
Shiloh _ __. 
Smithfield _ . 
Smyrna _ __. 
Spence _ __. 

Spies 

Spring Hill . 
St. Andrews 
St. Pauls __. 
Summerville 
Sunnyside _ 

Union _ 

Vass _ 

West End _. 
Westminister 
White Hill _. 
Wildwood _ . 
Totals. _. 



33.3 

90 
266 

67 

25 

67| 
149 

67 

12 
1665 

15 

1911 

108 

100 

7 

666 

50 

133 

1369 

133 

33 

20 
116 
234| 
3331 
3331 

62 
91 

67| 

1671 

1938 

56 
113 
264 
197 
116 

41 
100 

19 



16 

44 

128 
32 
12 
32 
71 
32 
5 

800 
7 

918 

52 

48 

3 

320 
24 
64 

657 

64 

151 

91 

56| 

1121 

160| 

1601 

40| 

41 

32| 

801 

931 
27 
53 

127 
95 
56 
20 
48 
8 



10 

27 
80 
20 
7 
20 
44 
20 
4 

500 
5 

574 

32 

30 

2 

200 
15 
40 

411 
40 
10 
6 
35 
70 

100 

100 

24 

3 

20 

50 

582 
16 
34 
79 
59 
35 
12 
30 
6 



12.5 

34 

100 
25 
8 
25 
57 
25 
5 

625 
6 

721 

42 

38 

3 

250 
19 
50 

514 
50 
12 
8 
45 
88 

125 

125 

33 

4 

25 

63 

731 
24 
45 
99 
76 
45 
17 
38 
7 



7.5 

20 
60 
15 

6 
15 
34 
15 

3 
375 

4 

430 

24 

22 

2 

150 

11 

30 

308 

30 

8 

4 
26 
52 
75 
75 
18 

2 
15 
37 
436 
12 
25 
59 
44 
26 

9 
22 

5 



2 

6 

16 

4 

2 

4 

9 

4 

2 

100 

2 

114 

6 

6 

1 

40 

3 

7 

82 

7 

2 

1 

7 

14 

20 

20 

5 

1 

4 

10 

116| 

3 

7 

16 

12 

7 

2 

6 

2 



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8331 



2226 



10 

27 
80 
20 

7 
20 
44 
20 

4 
500 

5 

574 

32 

30 

2 
200 
15 
40 
411 
40 
10 

6 

35 

70 

100 

100 

24 

3 
20 
50 
582 
16 
34 
79 
59 
35 
12 
30 



0.6 
2 
5 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 
1 

30 
1 

34 
2 
2 
1 

12 
1 
3 

25 
3 
1 
1 
2 
4 
6 
6 
2 
1 
1 
3 

34 
1 
2 
5 
3 
2 
1 
2 
1 



10932 



684 



7.5 

20 
60 
15 

6 
15 
34 
15 

3 
375 

4 

430 

24 

22 

2 

150 

11 

30 

308 

30 

8 

4 
26 
52 
75 
75 
18 

2 
15 
37 
436 
12 
25 
59 
44 
26 

9 
22 

5 



8231 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

4. Publication and Sunday School Work— C. R. Bailey, A. T. 

Lassiter, J. W. Goodman, A. C. Ray, R. E. Carrington and 
J. F. Menius. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 

E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, 
W. DeB. McEachin and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, J. D. A, 

Brown, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. W. Goodman. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassiter, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 

Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home— W. L. Wilson, E. B. Carr, W. S. Weather- 

spoon and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and G. H. West. 

8. Systematic Beneficence— W. E. Hill, H. G. Hill, A. R. McQueen, 

E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick and J. F. 
Menius. 

9. Historical Committee — E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, Neill Mc- 

lnnis, A. R. McQueen and D. P. McEachern. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 

tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, L. C. Campbell, Fairley Murray and 

Fairley Patterson. 

12. Men's Work— A. C. Ray, L. A. McGeachy, Edgar Hall, 0. L. 

Johnson and J. M. Wilson. * 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science — C. L. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alex- 

ander, V. R. Gaston, I. N. Clegg. 

2. English Branches — C. G. Vardell, Eugene Alexander, J. F. 

Menius, C. E. Cla.ke and J. A. McAllister. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, 

W. L. Wilson, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

4. Mental and Moral Phil'isophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 

ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

6. Theology— H. G. Hill, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 

Queen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, Neill Mclnnis, 

J. W. Goodman. 

8. Ecclesiastical History— R. A. McLeod, Jonas Barclay, W. L. 

Wilson, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member-Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 
Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 

Treasurer, John Stite :, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville, 

Kentucky. 
Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 68 

North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Ya. Offerings to be made at convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Schools and Colleges; Presbytery orders this sent until 
April, 1923, to Rev. W. L. Wilson, Hemp, N. C, for Elise School. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphans' Home; Treasurer, E. McS. Hyde, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter, Moderator Benson, N. C. 

Rev. E. L, Siler, Stated and Permanent Clerk Maxton, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Temporary Clerk Lillington, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1923— Rev. A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall. 1925— A. L. James. 
Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1923— Rev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit? Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. M. 

Mclver. 
Exit Fall, 1925— Jno. H. Kennedy, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Trustee at Large — C. E. Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1924— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean, Dr. J. A. Macdonald, Toronto, Canada. 

Exit Spring, 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W. J. Johnson. 

Exit Spring, 1926— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Trustees at Large— S. B. McLean, Rev. H. C. McPherson. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth. Chas. Rankin, G. M. 
Rose, D. G. McKerbhan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, 
Rev. H. G. Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C G. Rose, C. C. McAllister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit spring, 1924 — A. B. Cameron, Frank S. Blue. 

Exit Spring, 1925,— Alex Campbell. 

Exit Spring, 1926 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— H. G. Hill, C. E. Clarke, W. C. Brown, E. C. 

Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLauchlin, A. R. McQueen, A. W. 
Crawford, E H. Williamson, J. D. Cole and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — A. R. McQueen, 

I. N. Clegg, H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod and 
W. DeB. McEachin. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOUBNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PEESBYTEEY 



Lincolnton, N. C, October 25, 1922. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Eayetteville Presbytery met in 
the Presbyterian church, Lincolnton, N". C, at 2:00 p. m., 
on the call of the Moderator, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: J. W. Goodman, A. W. Crawford, L. Cook 
Campbell, B. G. Matheson, L. A. McLaurin, A. K. McQueen, 
G. E. Moorehouse, J. F. Menius, W. L. Wilson, C. B; Craig, 
J. B. Black, C. B. Bailey, H. G. Hill, Eugene Alexander, 
Jonas Barclay, L. Smith, E. L. Siler, W. E. Hill. 

Ruling Elders: E. L. McNair, Laurel Hill ; W. E. Evans, 
Kowland; H. C. McMillan, Parkton; A. C. McCormick, 
Laurinburg; M. C. McDonald, West End; A. B. McEachern, 
St. Pauls; O. C. Eaulk, Midway; W. W. McGirt, Centre; 
B. F. McMillan, Bed Springs; K. E. Carrington, Sanford. 

Bev. B. C. Gilmore, of East Hanover Presbytery, was 
introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

Mr. B. L. McLeod, Jr., of the Maxton church, presented 
testimonials from the pastor and session of the Maxton 
church, and, after due examination, was received under the 
care of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry, and his 
name enrolled. He was referred to the committee of Chris- 
tian Education for further direction as to his preparation for 
the ministry. 

The Assembly's committee of Christian Education and 
Ministerial Belief was requested to lend candidate Edwin 
Coats $150.00. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 327 

The Board of Trustees of the Donaldson Fund was re- 
quested to give Dewitt Helm $100.00 from that fund. 

Presbytery took recess until 4:00 p. m. 



4:00 P. M. 



Presbytery met and resumed business. 



Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., presented a letter of dismis- 
sion from East Hanover Presbytery, and, after due examina- 
tion, was received as a member of this Presbytery. It was 
ordered that his name be enrolled after signing the usual 
obligations. 

A call from the Sanford church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. R. C. Gilmore, on a salary of $2,700.00 and a manse, 
was found in order, placed in his hands and accepted by 
him. The following order was taken for his installation: 

Time: November 5, 1922. Rev. W. E. Hill to preside and preach; 
Rev. V. R. Gaston to charge the pastor; Ruling Elder A. C. Ray 
to charge the congregation; Rev. Jonas Barclay to be alternate 
to either. 

Rev. A. McLauchlin, of Kings Mountain Presbytery was 
introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

The following recommendations, presented by Superin- 
tendent Rev. L. Smith, were adopted : 

1. Thai* we arrange Kenly, Oak Grove, Mizpah, Spring Hill, 
Centre Ridge and White Oak mission, with salary as follows: 
Kenly $500.00 and manse; Oak Grove $180.00; Mizpah $100.00; 
Spring Hill $100.00; Center Ridge $50.00; White Oak $50.00— Total 
$950.00. From Presbytery $1,050.00, allotted as follows: Oak 
Grove $200.00; Mizpah $250.00, Spring Hill $200.00, Centre Ridge 
$200.00 and $200.00 to the mission point. 

2. That $25.00 per month be appropriated from Home Mission 
Fund for rent of manse at Selma for not over one year. 

A request for aid in building a church at Goldston was 
referred to the Home Mission committee. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it do so to 
meet at Highland church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, November 
14, 1922, at 1 o'clock p. m. 



328 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTER? 

Eev. Messrs. A. E. McQueen and E. L. Siler were ap- 
pointed a committee to investigate the Presbyterial standing 
of Licentiate D. A. Blue, and report at another meeting 
of Presbytery. 

The reports of Kev. A. W. Crawford and Kuling Elder 
J. A. McCormick as to their attendance on the sessions of 
the General Assembly, were received and approved and their 
diligence commended. 

Adjourned, with prayer by the Moderator, to meet at 
Highland church, Fayetteville, 3ST. C, Tuesday, November 
14, 1922, at 1 o'clock p. m. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Moderator, 

G. F. KIKKPATKICK, Temporary Clerk, 

E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILEE, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 329 

ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, 1ST. C, November 14, 1922. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery met in 
the Highland church, Fayetteville, November 14, 1922, at 
1 :00 p. m., and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
J. W. Goodman. Presbytery was opened with prayer by Rev. 
Dougald Munroe. 

Ruling Elder D. S. Poole was appointed Temporary 
Clerk. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: J. W. Goodman, W. E. Hill, L. C. Campbell, 
Neill Mclnnis, D. Munroe, W. C. Brown, G. E. Moorehouse, 
C. R. Bailey, E. C. Murray, C. B. Craig, V. R. Gaston, 
R. A. McLeod. 

Ruling Elders: J. M. Wilson, Highland; Alex. Leslie, 
McPherson; W. A. McCormick, St. Pauls; D. S. Poole, 
Eaeford. 

Rev. Messrs. Martin A. Ray, of the Presbytery of Win- 
chester, and S. K. Phillips, of the Presbytery of Albemarle, 
were introduced and invited to sit as corresponding members. 

These brethren presented letters of dismissal from the 
Presbyteries of Winchester and Albemarle, respectively, 
and after due examination they were received into this Pres- 
bytery and their names enrolled, after signing the usual obli- 
gations required of ministers. 

Calls from Buffalo, St. Andrews, Jonesboro, Rock 
Branch and Salem churches for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Martin A. Ray, were found in order, placed in his hands 
and accepted by him. 



330 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTEEY 

The matter of the division of the Jonesboro group was re- 
ferred to the Home Mission committee for prompt action. 

The following commissions were appointed to install Rev. 
Martin A. Ray: At Jonesboro, Rev. R. C. Gilmore to pre- 
side, Rev. R. A. McLeod to preach and charge pastor, Rul- 
ing Elder Bruce Wicker to charge the people ; at Buffalo, Rev. 
R. A. McLeod to preside, Rev. R. C. Gilmore to preach and 
charge the pastor, Ruling Elder W. S. Weatherspoon to 
charge the people; at St. Andrews, Rev. C. E. Clarke to 
preside, Rev. R. C. Gilmore to preach and charge pastor, 
and Ruling Elder W. S. Weatherspoon to charge the people ; 
at Salem, Rev. L. Smith to preside, Rev. E. B. Carr to 
preach and charge pastor, and Ruling Elder Lacy Shaw to 
charge the people; at Rock Branch, Rev. E. B. Carr to pre- 
side, Rev. C. E. Clarke to preach and charge pastor, and 
Ruling Elder O. C. Hunter, Jonesboro, to charge the people. 
The dates were left to the discretion of the commission. 

A call from the Highland church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. S. K. Phillips, was found in order, placed in his 
hands and accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed to install him as 
pastor of the Highland church : Rev. W. E. Hill to preside 
and preach, Rev. Eugene Alexander to charge the pastor 
and Ruling Elder J. W. McLauchlin to charge the people. 
Rev. R. A. McLeod alternate to either minister; Ruling 
Elder R. M. Prior to be alternate to Elder J. W. McLauchlin. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. J. F. Menius 
as pastor of the Lillington church reported this duty per- 
formed on November 12, 1922. The report was approved. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. R. C. Gilmore as 
pastor of the Sanford church, reported this duty performed 
on Sunday, November 5, 1922. The report was approved. 

The matter of authorizing Rev. Letcher Smith to sell Lassi- 
ter chapel, and applying the purchase price towards the build- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 331 

ing of a chapel near Oakland church, Johnson County, was 
referred to the Home Mission Committee. 

Presbytery agreed to assume the assessment placed upon 
it by Synod, of $806.40 towards the expenses of Synod's 
Stewardship committee, with the understanding that Pres- 
bytery does not commit itself to do this beyond the current 
Synodical year; the Treasurer was directed to pay this 
amount out of the Presbyterial Home Mission Funds. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman, at present supplying Shannon 
church, was granted Evangelistic powers within the bounds of 
said congregation. 

Presbytery adojurned, closing with prayer by Eev. W. C. 
Brown, to meet in stated session, at Elise church, Hemp, 
N. C, April 17, 1923, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Moderator, 
B. S. POOLE, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILEE, Stated Clerk. 



332 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PEESBYTEEY 



Eed Springs, K C, January 2, 1923. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator 
in the Presbyterian church and was opened with prayer by 
Rev. Dugald Munroe. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: J. W. Goodman, Moderator, Dugald Munroe, 
H. M. Dixon and J. B. Black. 

Ruling Elders: J. W. Hodgin, Red Springs; Dr. Thos. 
Stamps, Lumber Bridge. 

Rev. H. M. Dixon was requested to act as clerk. 

The following call was read and found in order : 

Red Springs, N. C, December 22, 1922. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in t>he 
Presbyterian Presbyterian church, Red Springs, N. C, Tuesday, 
January 2, 1923, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of receiving 
under the care of Presbytery as a candiate for the ministry, if 
the way be clear, Mr. Archie B. Williford, of the Lumber Bridge 
church. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Moderator. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

Mr. Archie B. Williford, a member of the church at Lum- 
ber Bridge and a first year student at Davidson College, 
presented himself in accordance with the above call. 

After hearing satisfactory oral testimonials by Dr. 
Stamps, who represented the Lumber Bridge church, Mr. 
Williford was examined on experimental religion and 
motives for seeking the Gospel Ministry, and, the examina- 
tion being very satisfactory, it was ordered that he be re- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 333 

ceived and enrolled as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry, 
and that he be referred to the committee on Christian 
Education. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Presbytery 
was closed with prayer by Ruling Elder Thos. Stamps. 

J. W. GOODMAN", Moderator. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



334 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PEESBYTEEY 



Fayetteville, K C, February 13, 1923. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session, in the High- 
land church, Fayetteville, "N. C, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., and 
was called to order by the Moderator, Eev. J. W. Goodman, 
and led in prayer by Kev. D. L. Jones. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: J. W. Goodman, L. Smith, E. Alexander, D. 
L. Jones, L. A. McLaurin, E. L. Siler, L. C. Campbell, A. E. 
McQueen, I. 1ST. Clegg, A. T. Lassiter, V. E. Gaston, S. K. 
Phillips, D. Munroe, A. W. Crawford, W. C. Brown, C. M. 
Gibbs, E. A. McLeod. 

Ruling Elders: Eyan McBryde, Bethel; Edgar Hall, 
Dundarrach ; S. A. Bain, McMillan ; J. M. Wilson, Highland. 

The following call was read and found in order : 

Red Springs, N. C, February 2, 1923. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
Highland Presbyterian church, Fayetteville, N. C, February 13, 
1923, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., to transact the following business, if 
the way be clear: 

1. To consider the change of the place of the Spring meeting 
of Presbytery from Elise church to some other place to be 
designated by Presbytery at call meeting. 

2. To receive and act on any application of ministers for mem- 
bership in this Presbytery. 

3. To act upon the resignation of Rev. Eugene Alexander, of 
Bethel, ShTToh, Dundarrach and Sandy Grove churches, and dismiss 
him to Concord Presbytery. 

4. To transact any business that may arise from the resigna- 
tion and dismissal of Rev. Eugene Alexander. 

5. To act upon any application of young men to be received 
as candidates for the ministry, under our care. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PBESBYTERY 335 



6. To consider any Home Mission recommendations that may 
arise. 

7. To make disposition of $1,000.00 bequest of Capt. M. H. Mc- 
Bryde to Fayetteville Presbytery. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Moderator. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

The first item was taken up, and the Highland church was 
chosen as the place for the next stated meeting, instead of 
Elise, which had asked to be released from this obligation. 

Rev. F. M. Bain, of Norfolk Presbytery, was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

Rev. F. M. Bain presented a letter of dismission from 
Norfolk Presbytery. After the usual examination he was 
received as a member of this Presbytery, and his name 
ordered enrolled after signing the required obligations. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander tendered his resignation of th» 
pastorates of Bethel, Shiloh, Dundarrach and Sandy Grove, 
and requested that these pastoral relations be dissolved and 
that he be dismissed to Concord Presbytery. The churches 
concurring, the resignation was accepted, the pastoral rela- 
tions were dissolved, and Brother Alexander was granted a 
letter of dismission to Concord Presbytery, effective March 
1, 1923. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman was appointed to take the place of 
Rev. Eugene Alexander on the Shannon church commission. 

Mr. Haynes Collier Bridgers, a member of Elrod church, 
was introduced by the committee on Christian Education as 
an applicant to be received under the care of Presbytery as a 
candidate for the ministry. After due examination he was 
received as a candidate and his name enrolled as such. He 
was referred to the committee on Christian Education for 
further guidance. 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions made the 
following recommendations which were adopted: 



336 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVII/LE PRESBYTERY 



1. That the amount due for the school house property at Naomi 
church, about $200.00, be paid at once out of the M. H. McBryde 
legacy fund. 

2. That $100.00 be given from the Donaldson School Fund to Mr. 
H. C. Bridgers, a student for the ministry, to enable him to pursue 
his studies at Elise High School, ttie remainder of this session. 

3. That $1,000.00 be appropriated from the John Eliott legacy 
fund to building a church at Four Oaks, N. C. — this amount to be 
paid whenever the legacy is available. 

4. That $1,000.00 be appropriated from the John Eliott legacy 
fund to building a church at Coats, N. C. — this amount to be paid 
when the legacy is available. 

5. That the Presbyterial Treasurer, Dr. E. C. Murray, be 
instructed to pay out the balance of the M. H. McBryde legacy, 
after the amount due for the school house property at Naomi church 
is paid, to the Alaska church, the Roseneath church and the Fair- 
view church — giving equal amounts to each one, for aiding in erect- 
ing church buildings, the amounts to be paid as the calls for the 
money come from the building committees of these churches. 

6. That the Presbytery authorize the Home Mission Committee 
to publish a Home Mission paper for the purpose of giving infor- 
mation of the Home Mission work of the Presbytery, and that the 
paper be issued at least twice a year. That the expense of this 
paper be paid from the Presbyterial Home Mission Fund. 

That Dr. W. E. Hill be editor in chief, that Rev. A. R. McQueen 
and Dr. E. C. Murray be contributing editors, and that Rev. L. 
Smith be business manager. The name of the paper to be: "The 
Home Mission News." 

7. That Superintendent L. Smith be authorized to employ a 
woman Sunday School Missionary, if the way can be made clear, to 
be located in the upper Johnston county territory to do the much 
needed Sunday School mission work of that section, or wherever 
she may at any time be most needed to do Sunday School work. 
The principal part of the salary of this worker is to be paid from 
Synod's Home Mission Fund, the rest to be secured from individuals, 
and these amounts are to be agreed upon by Superintendent of 
Synod's Home Missions and the Superintendent of Presbytery's 
Home Missions. 

This Sunday School Missionary, in the performance of her 
duties, shall be under the general supervision of the Superintend- 
ent? of Home Missions of the Presbytery, and under the special direc- 
tion of any pastor into whose field she may be called to do work 
at any time. 

Presbytery having finished the special business for which 
it was called, adjourned with prayer by the Moderator. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Moderator, 
W. C. BKOWN, Temporary Clerk, 
E. L. SILEK, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILEK, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 337 

TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH STATED 
SESSION OE EAYETTEYILLE PKESBYTEKY 



Fayetteville, N. C, April 17, 1923. 

Eayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
twentieth stated session, in the Highland church, at 8 o'clock 
p. m., and was opened with a sermon by Rev. J. W. Good- 
man, the retiring Moderator, from the text : "Lest the Cross 
of Christ be made of none effect." The Moderator led the 
Presbytery in prayer. 

The roll was called and the following were noted present 
and enrolled: 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, M. D. McNeill (2), C. G. Vardell 
(2), L. Smith, W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon (2), A. R. Mc- 
Queen, Y. R. Gaston, W. L. Wilson, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. 
McLeod, C. L. Wicker, L. A. McLaurin, C. E. Clarke (2), 
G. E. Moorehouse, W. E. Hill, J. W. Goodman, E. L. Siler, 

C. R. Bailey, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, E. C. Murray, 
A. W. Crawford, J. E. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, L. C. Campbell, 
Jonas Barclay, Neill Mclnnis, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. 
Croker (2), C. E. McLean, R. C. Gilmore, Martin A. Ray, 
S. K. Phillips, E. M. Bain, Y. G. Smith (2), H. C. Mc- 
Pherson (2).— 38. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; Alex. McGirt, 
Ashpole; T. M. Holmes (2), Barbecue; N. S. Britt (2), Ben- 
salem; P. B. Johnson, Benson; W. J. McDiarmid (2), 
Bethel; D. J. Campbell (2), Bethesda; W. A. McDonald 
(2), Big Rockfish; Don McDonald (2), Bluff; A. B. Cole, 
Buffalo ; Dixon McDonald, Bunnlevel ; M. McL. McKeithan 
(2), Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; Gilbert Mc- 
Leod, Carthage; A. H. White (2), Centre; Henry Stancil, 
Centre Ridge; J. B. Calhoun (2), Church in the Pines; 

D. M. Eairley, Church of the Covenant; C. R. Partin, 



338 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Coats; D. J. McKenzie (2), Culdee; J. H. Kennedy, Cum- 
nock; J. H. McCallum (2), Cypress; F. M. McKay, Duke; 
L. A. Mclnnis (2), Dundarrach; D. L. Pridgen (2), Dunn; 
W. G. Carter, Elise; Leander Lee, Ephesus; C. C. Under- 
wood (2), Euphronia; Z. Y. Blue (2), Eureka; Charles 
Eankin, Fayetteville, First; D. J. Kay, Galatia; J. C. Wil- 
liams (2), Godwin; W. H. Garner, Goldston; G. W. Hob- 
son (2), Grove; J. M. Mclver, Gulf; A. J. Bain, Harnett; 
S. Aitken, Highland; J. H. McPhail (2), Hope Mills; C. C. 
Price (2), Iona; J. F. Patterson (2), Jackson Springs; D. 
McL. Holt, Jonesboro; J. T. Edgerton (2), Kenly; Edwin 
Morgan (2), Lakeside; J. A. Knott (2), Lakeview; H. F. 
Monroe, Laurel Hill; D. P. Pay, Leaflet; J. M. Shaw, 
Lillington; N. D. M. Clark, Longstreet; Dr. Thos. Stamps, 
Lumber Bridge ; A. T. McLean, Lumberton ; G. M. Cameron, 
Manly; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; E". H. Williams, Mc- 
Millan ; Alex. Leslie, McPherson ; Lee McFarland, Midway ; 
E. F. Murray (2), Milton; Chas. Livingston (2), Mont- 
pelier ; M. J. McNeill, Mt. Pisgah ; D. Y. White, Mt. Yernon 
Springs; J. G. Hughes (2), Parkton; D. B. McQueen, Pem- 
broke; "N. J. Gillis, Philippi; J. B. Cameron, Pinehurst; A. 
C. Kay (2), Pittsboro; K E. Poe, Pocket; J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin (2), Kaeford; Paul McKay (2), Kaven Kock; 
B. F. McMillan, Red Springs; J. M. Mclver (2), Rex; 
H. G. Cameron (2), Rock Branch; Geo. K. McNeill, Row- 
land; N". A. Dalrymple, Salem; 3ST. S. Blue (2), Sandy 
Grove; L. P. Wilkins, Sanford; J. M. Hodges (2), Sardis; 
P. McK. Williams, Sherwood; D. H. Johnson, Shiloh ; R. E. 
Whitehurst, Smithfield; D. M. Stewart, Smyrna; A. L. 
Monroe, Spies; E. J. McGilvary, St. Andrews; L. L. Mc- 
Googan (2), St. Pauls; E. M. McLean, Summerville; S. W. 
Wilson (2), West End; J. W. Wilkins (2), Westminster; 
J. D. Cole, White Hill.— 86. 

The following ministers were absent : L. L. Little, W. C. 
Buchanan, G. T. Pace, J. D. A. Brown, C. V. Cavitt, I. K 
Clegg, D. L. Jones, Dugald Monroe, R. G. Matheson, W. 
M. Currie.— 10. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 339 

The following churches were not represented: Aberdeen, 
Alaska, Broadway, Buie's Creek, Cape Fear, Community, 
Eagle Springs, Elrod, Fairmont, Fairview, Flat Branch, 
Four Oaks, Gibson, Haywood, Hebron, Hillside, Horse- 
shoe, Laurinburg, Mizpah, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, Oak Grove, 
Oakland, Palestine, Philadelphus, Pine Grove, Progressive, 
Roseneath, Selma, Shannon, Spence, Spring Hill, Sunny- 
side, Union, Vass, and Wildwood. — 36. 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter was chosen Moderator and Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Hours for session — 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m; 2:00 to 5:30 p. m.; 
8:00 p. m. to adjournment. 

SPECIAL ORDERS 

Wednesday 11:00 a. m., sermon by Rev. E. C. Murray, followed 
by Presbyterial Communion Service. 

8:00 p. m. popular meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions. 
Rev. Carl Craig in charge. Speaker, Rev. A. Hoyt Miller, of 
Mutoto, Africa. 

10:30 a. m. Thursday, Home Mission report, Rev. A. W. Crawford. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 :30 
o'clock, closing with prayer. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 :30 a. m. and was led in prayer by 
Eev. W. C. Brown. 

The minutes of last evening's session were read and 
approved. 

Rev. V. G. Smith, of Roanoke Presbytery, was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

An overture, from Rev. Dougald Munroe, was read and 
referred to the committee on Bills and Overtures. 

A communication from the Assembly's Foreign Mission 



340 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTEEY 

committee regarding the appointment of Eev. W. M. Currie 
as a foreign missionary, was referred to the committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

A communication from Dr. W. T. Thompson regarding the 
Union Seminary Review, was referred to a special committee 
consisting of Eev. Messrs. E. C. Murray and W. C. Brown. 

The commission appointed to install Eev. M. A. Eay at 
St. Andrews reported this duty performed on Sunday, Janu- 
ary 14, 1923. The report was approved. 

A communication was received from Eev. D. L. Jones 
giving excuse for his absence from this meeting. Eeferred to 
the committee on Leave of Absence. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Fair- 
view, in Johnson County, made the following report which 
was adopted, and the church enrolled: 

The commission met in frhe Tabernacle November 12, 1922, at 
3:00 p. m. All the members of the commission were present. 

Rev. W. C. Cummings preached the sermon from the text, 
Rom. 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ." The 
commission was constituted with prayer and Elder P. B. Johnson 
was elected clerk. There were nine charter members who asked to 
be organized into a church. 

The chairman propounded the constitutional questions, and these 
being answered in the affirmative, the church was declared organ- 
ized. J. E. Bailey and W. B. Parker were elected Elders and were 
ordained and installed. Rev. Neill Mclnnis offered the ordination 
prayer and charged the people, and Rev. A. T. Lassiter charged the 
officers. The church was named Fairview Presbyterian Church. 
Presbyterial tax $2.00. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman, 

P. B. JOHNSON, Clerk. 

A communication regarding the Near East Eelief was 
referred to the committee on Bills and Overtures. 

Amended calls from Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Salem and 
Buffalo were received and referred to the committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 341 

The commissions appointed to install Rev. M. A. Ray, at 
Jonesboro and Buffalo churches, reported these duties per- 
formed on December 24, 1922. The reports were approved. 

Calls from Flat Branch, Ephesus and Raven Rock for the 
pastoral services of Rev. F. M. Bain, were referred to the 
committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The commission appointed to investigate the affairs of 
Rennert church made the following report which was adopted, 
the commission highly commended for its faithful work, and 
discharged : 

To the Presbytery of Fayetteville: 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery in the 
Rennert church matter respectfully reports: 

Rennert, N. C, May 21, 1922. 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery consisting 
of Rev. Messrs. Eugene Alexander, W. C. Brown, J. W. Goodman 
and Elder Lucius McRae to consider the matter of dissolution of the 
Rennert Presbyterian church, met in the church at Rennert, N. C, 
on May 21, 1922, at 5 o'clock p. m. The commissioners were all 
present and the meeting was opened with prayer. After hearing 
evidence from officers of the church as to the financial condition 
of this church it was ordered that the chairman appoint a com- 
mittee consisting of the chairman and one elder and one deacon 
from the Rennert church to arrange settlement of the debts of the 
church, whereupon the chairman appointed Mr. D. F. Webster and 
Mr. Hugh McGoogan to assist him in this matter. This committee 
was also charged to ascertain if the lot on which t*he church build- 
ing stands could be bought from the Atlantic Coast Line Railway. 

On motion commission adjourned to meet at call of the chairman. 
Dismissed with prayer. 

(Signed) LUCIUS McRAE, Secretary. 
Rennert, N. C, November 16, 1922. 

The commissioners met in the church at call of the Moderator 
at 3:20 o'clock p. m. and the meeting was opened with prayer. 
A congregational meeting having previously been called for this 
date, the chairman sbated that the commissioners were now ready 
to hear from the members of the church as to trie dissolution of 
this church. It seemed to be the opinion of the congregation t»hat 
it would be best to dissolve the church. On motion it was ordered 
unanimously by the commissioners that? the Rennert Presbyterian 
church be and is hereby dissolved. Ordered by the congregation 
that the trustees of the church, consisting of Messrs. D. F. Web- 
ster, Hugh McGoogan and A. C. McGoogan, be and they are hereby 
instructed to sign deed to church property when sold. Ordered that 



342 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVXLLE FRESBYTERY 



Messrs. Eugene Alexander and D. F. Webster be appointed commit- 
tee to sell church property by private or public sale. Committee 
appointed to secure deed for church lot reported that they had 
succeeded in securing deed. Ordered thai? the chairman be 
authorized to grant letters of dismission to all members of Rennert 
church in good and regular sanding, to the churches of their 
preference. The congregation was then excused. 

The report of the committee to sell the church property and 
settle the indebtedness is to be made a party of this report of the 
commission and is set forth herewith below. 

The commission took up the matter against Elder A. C. Mc- 
Googan in regard to the finances of the Rennert church. Charges 
by the commission against Bro. McGoogan as set forth in paper 
marked "A" attached hereto were preferred. Mr. McGoogan 
waived his rights as to the ten days' notice and expressed his will- 
ingness to go into trial at this time, whereupon the commission, 
after hearing all the evidence in the case, ordered that Elder Mc- 
Googan be suspended from the privileges of the church for six 
months from this date, November 16, 1922, to May 16, 1923. 

The minutes of the commission were read and approved and t?he 
meeting closed with prayer. 

(Signed) LUCIUS McRAE, Secretary. 

The Report of Committee 

The Rennert Church Property was sold to Mr. D. F. Webster, 
Rennert, N. C, and all of the debte of the Rennert Presbyterian 
church were paid and the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars was 
refunded to Synod's committee on Home Missions and the financial 
statement is as follows: 

Received from Elder A. C. McGoogan as bal- 
ance of funds received from Synod's com- 
mittee _ $145.00 

Received from D. F. Webster, by cash, for 

final payment for church property 218.65 

$363.65 

Paid by check to E. C. Murray, treasurer, for 

loan and interest $104.00 

Paid by check to A. W. Crawford, treasurer, 

as refund 250.00 

Paid expenses of commission in part 9.65 

$363.65 

Other small items of indebtedness and advances, by Mr. D. F. 
Webster, were assumed by him in the transaction and have been 
satisfactorily disposed of. The above is a full and complete record 
of all monies handled. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman of Commission. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 343 



PAPER "A" 

The Commission on the Rennert Church Matter, Fayetteville 
Presbytery. November 15, 1922 

The Presbyterian Church in the United States 

versus 

Mr. A. C. McGoogan, Elder Rennert Presbyterian Church 

CHARGES 

In the name of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
the said Elder A. C. McGoogan is hereby charged with the sins of 
misusing church funds intrusted to him as custodian or toeasurer 
and making false statements concerning same, which conduct is not 
consistent with the Christian life and against the peace, unity and 
purity of Mie church, and the honor and majesty of the Lord Jesus 
Christ as the King and Head thereof. 

SPECIFICATIONS 

Time: May, 1922, prior thereto and since. 

Place: Rennert, Robeson County, N. C. 

CITATION 

The accused is hereby cited to appear before this commission 
of Fayetteville Presbytery a1» Raeford, N. C, on November 25, 
at 2:30 p. m. 

By order of the commission. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman, 
LUCIUS McRAE, Secretary. 
November 15, 1922. 

Copy of charges, specifications and citation received this date. 
(Signed) . 

The commission appointed to install Rev. M. A. Ray as 
pastor of Salem church reported this duty performed on 
Sunday, December 31, 1922. Approved. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to send reports from 
Sessions to Mr. J. B. Spillman, with the request that he 
forward the Every Member Canvass reports to Rev. M. E. 
Melvin, the Sabbath School and Church Societies reports to 
Mr. Claude Carr, and the others to Mr. R. E. Magill, as soon 
as possible. Also that Mr. Carr be requested to forward the 
reports, he receives, to Mr. Magill as soon as possible. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. M. A. Ray as 



344 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEKY 

pastor of the Rock Branch church, reported this duty per- 
formed on Sunday, December 31, 1922. The report was 
approved. 

Rev. G. B. Hanrahan, of Albemarle Presbytery, was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures — G. E. Moorehouse, W. L. Wilson and F. 
M. McKay. 

Calls and Supplies — R. A. McLeod, J. A. Hodgin and W. G. Carter. 

Judicial— R. C. Gilmore, J. B. Black and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

Nominations — Letcher Smith, A. R McQueen and Dr. B. F. 
McMillan. 

Minutes of Synod — C. L. Wicker and Dr. Thos. Stamps. 

Sessional Records — J. W. Goodman, chairman. (1) C. B. Craig, 
H. F. Monroe, D. P. Ray and J. M. Shaw. (2) Martin A. Ray, A. T. 
McLean, G. M. Cameron and McKay McKinnon. (3) J. F. Menius, 
J. C. Williams, Alex. Leslie and Lee McFarland. (4) C. M. 
Gibbs, M. J. McNeill, D. Y. White and D. B. McQueen. (5) Neill 
Mclnnis, N. J. Gillis, J. B. Cameron and N. E. Poe. 

Leave of Absence — L. C. Campbell, L. P. Wilkins and A. L. 
Monroe. 

Narrative — L. A. McLaurin, N. A. Dalrymple, D. McL. Holt 
and G. K. McNeill. 

Orders — S. K. Phillips, S. Aitken and Chas. Rankin. 

Printed Minutes of Presbytery — Jonas Barclay, R. A. White- 
hurst and D. M. Stewart. 

The unprinted Minutes of Presbytery were read and 
approved. 

The Stated Clerk's report on Vacancies was referred to 
the committee on Nominations. 

Rev. W. C. Cumming, of the Presbytery of Wilmington, 
was introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

Rev. V. G. Smith presented a certificate of dismission from 
Roanoke Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 345 

Presbytery took recess for preparation for the communion 
service. 

Presbytery heard a sermon by Eev. E. C. Murray from 
Num. 10:29, after which the Presbyterial communion 
service was held, conducted by Rev. Messrs. R. C. Gilmore 
and E. C. Murray. 

It was ordered that Presbytery recede from business at 4 
o'clock this afternoon for committee work. 

It was made the second order for this afternoon to receive 
candidates for the ministry. The morning session was closed 
with prayer. Eecess for dinner. 

Second Day — Afternoon 
Presbytery met at 2 :00 p. m. and resumed business. 

Rev. H. C. McPherson, of Tygart's Valley Presbytery, was 
introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 
He presented a certificate of dismission from said Presbytery, 

Rev. Messrs. V. G. Smith and H. C. McPherson, after the 
usual examination were received as members of this Presby- 
tery and their names enrolled after signing the obligations 
required of ministers. 

Calls from Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex for the 
pastoral services of Rev. V. G. Smith, were referred to the 
committee on Calls and Supplies. 

John S. Johnson, of Rex church, and DeWitt Erederick 
Helms, of Kenly church, after due examination were received 
under the care of Presbytery as candidates for the Gospel 
Ministry. Their names were enrolled as candidates, and they 
were referred to the committee on Christian Education for 
further guidance in their preparation for the ministry. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following report, 
which was approved and admitted to record: 



346 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIFLE PEESBYTEEY 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY FOR 
YEAR 1922-3 

Presbyterial Home Missions — Receipts 

Churches _ $ 9,354.97 

41 Women's Auxiliaries 1,104.60 

Young People's Societies 34.92 

Sunday Schools 81.39 

Sale of Lassiter School House 265.00 

Total $10,840.88 

Balance from last year $ 2,930.73 $13,771.61 



Disbursements 

Rev. L. Smith, salary $ 2,400.00 

Rev. L. Smith, traveling expenses, 1921-2 50.00 

Rev. L. Smith, expenses, 1922-3 63.50 

Rev. J. F. Menius, manse rent, 1921-2 120.00 

Rev. J. F. Menius, salary 963.75 

Rev. F. M. Bain, salary 86.00 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, salary 60.00 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, manse rent 75.00 

Rev. N. Mclnnis, salary 928.50 

Rev. N. Mclnnis, manse rent 150.00 

Rev. W. M. Currie, salary Z40.00 

Rev. W. C. Cummings, salary 312.50 

Rev. C. E. Clarke, salary 136.09 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter, salary 1,100.00 

Rev. Jonas Barclay, salary 1,100.00 

Rev. C. L. Wicker, salary 750.00 

Rev. W. L. Wilson, salary 600.00 

Rev. R. G. Matheson, salary 100.00 

Rev. E. C. Murray, treasurer's salary 200.00 

Synod's Stewardship Committee 442.35 

Rev. J. A. McMurray, secretary P. P. P 10.92 

Four Oaks Church, special 40.00 

Insurance on Lassiter School House 10.80 

Printing "Home Mission News" 28.00 

Interest on loan 2.08 

Total $ 9,969.49 

Balance on deposit $ 3,802.12 $13,771,61 

Gilbert Memorial Fund 

Savings deposit, April 8, 1922 $ 212.19 

Interest? on savings deposit 5.42 

Rennert note,, paid with interest 116.25 

Interest on Hebron note 6.87 $ 340.73 



Loaned Duke Church $ 200.00 



Balance savings deposit $ 140.73 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 347 



Notes to cover loans: 

Hebron $ 100.00 

Raven Rock 100.00 

West End 200.00 

Duke 200.00 $ 600.00 



Total amount of fund $ 740.73 

McBryde Legacy Fund 

Savings deposit, January 20, 1923 $ 1,000.00 

Purchase of Naomi School House 200.00 

Balance savings deposit $ 800.00 

Presbyterial Fund — Receipts 

Total for the year $ 1812.41 

Balance from last year .06 $ 1,812.47 



Disbursements 

Commissioners to Assembly: 

L. L. Little $ 32.50 

L. Smith 39.19 

E". L. Siler 37.01 

A. W. Crawford 25.00 

J. A. McCormick 37.55 

Edwin Morgan 46.06 

J. A. McMillan 39.16 

J. C. Snoddy 25.00 

Stated Clerk's salary, 18 months 300.00 

Stated Clerk's expenses, 18 months 41.20 

Permanent Clerk's salary, 18 months 30.00 

J. A. McMurray, Secretary P. P. P 10 91 

Synod's Assessment 220.00 

Assembly's Assessment 525.00 

Treasurer's office expenses 24.34 

Printing Minutes of Presbytery 191.63 

Printing statistical babies 10.63 

Presbytery's report blanks 28.73 

Total___ $ 1,663.91 

Balance on deposit $ 148.56 $ 1,812.47 



The total contributions to Presbyterial Home Missions amount 
to 70 per cent of the apportionment. They are an increase of 22 
per cent over last year, and those of the Women's Auxiliaries an 
increase of 68 per cent. For the ensuing year the decrease of 
$1,675 in our apportionment for this cause, and the increase of our 
appropriations to our fields, now nearly all supplied, call for full 
and regular payment by the churches of their apportionments. 

For the Presbyterial Fund the following churches are in arrears 
for one or more years: Barbecue, Center Ridge, Euphronia, Gulf, 



348 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 



Harnett, Kenly, Mizpah, Sandy Grove, Smithfield, Spence, 
Spring Hill. 

And the following are in arrears for one year, in whole or part: 
Alaska, Bensalem, Big Rockfish, Cape Fear, Dundarrach, Elrod, 
Ephesus, Hebron, Hillside, Horseshoe, Iona, McMillan, McPherson, 
Palestine, Parkton, Philippi, Rock Branch, Salem, Shannon. Sum- 
merville, Sunnyside, Vass, Wildwood. 

The attention of church sessions and treasurers is called to the 
revised table of apportionments as published in the minutes of last 
Fall meeting. This table was wrought out with great care by the 
Synod's and Presbytery's Committees on Stewardship on a more 
equitable basis than in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. MURRAY, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of the 
Treasurer, and find them correct. 

L. I. GRANTHAM, 
J. A. McGEACHY, 

l. McQueen, 

Auditing Committee. 

The following recommendation of the Treasurer was 
adopted : 

That Presbytery's appropriation for the Assembly's contingent 
fund be changed from 4 cents a member to three-sevenths of t?he 
Assembly's total assessment on Presbytery for contingent and 
mileage fund. 

Eev. L. C. Campbell tendered his resignation as pastor of 
Lakeview church, and, the church concurring, his resigna- 
tion was accepted and the pastoral relation dissolved. At his 
own request Brother Campbell was granted a letter of dis- 
mission to Albemarle Presbytery. 

The committee on Orders recommended that Dr. Vardell 
be heard from 10:00 to 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning. 

Eev. M. F. Ham, now conducting an evangelistic cam- 
paign in the city, was invited to address the Presbytery 
tomorrow morning at 11 :30, Eev. W. E. Hill being asked to 
convey the invitation. 

The committee on Church Societies made the following 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



349 



report which was adopted and ordered forwarded to the 
General Assembly: 



CHURCH SOCIETIES 





Women's 
Societies 


C.E.&Y.P. 
Societies 


Number of Societies reported 


82 
2,392 

$ 6,592 
1,986 
1,050 
1,307 

476 
1,118 

333 
2,241 

152 

5,617 

5,318 

3,480 

$29,670 


74 


Total Membership 


2,549 


Benevolent Contributions : 

1. Foreign Missions _ 


$ 945 


2. Assembly Home Missions 


129 


3. Synod's Home Missions 


152 


4. Presbytery's Home Missions 

5. Congregational Home Missions 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

7. Sunday School Extension and Publication. 

8. Educational Institutions 


68 
101 
32 
59 
29 


9. Bible Cause _ 


1 


10. Orphans' Homes 

11. Current Expenses and Contingent* Fees 

12. Miscellaneous Contributions - 


160 
440 
803 


13. Total for all purposes 


$2,919 



Are they under the control of tfie Sessions — i. e., have the Ses-' 
sions approved their organization, constitution and method of 
work ? Yes. 

What form of Church Work do they do? General. 

Has your Presbytery a Woman's Auxiliary, and how many 
societies are affiliated with it? Yes. 82. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk of Presbytery. 

An overture introduced by Eev. A. E. McQueen in regard 
to the Assembly's relation to the Federal Council, and the 
alleged unsoundness of views of some of our Missionaries, was 
referred to the committee on Bills and Overtures. 

West End was chosen as the place for the next regular 
meeting of Presbytery, and September 25th, 8 o'clock p. m. 
was fixed as the time. 

The election of commissioners to the General Assembly 
was taken from the docket and the following were chosen to 
represent this Presbytery: 

Ministers — Principals: Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. W. 
E. Hill, Rev. C. E. Clarke, Rev. E. C. Murray. Alternates: 



350 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



C. L. Wicker, J. W. Goodman, C. M. Gibbs, J. F. Menius. 

Ruling Elders — Principals : L. L. McGirt, Maxton ; A. C. 
McDonald, Pinehurst; J. H. Kennedy, Cumnock; J. A. 
Hodgin, Eed Springs. Alternates: H. F. Monroe, Laurin- 
burg; A. A. McEachern, St. Pauls; Jno. F. McFayden, 
Fayetteville, E. F. D. ; J. C. Williams, Godwin. 

An overture from Fayetteville Presbyterial Auxiliary was 
referred to the committee on Bills and Overtures. 

On recommendation of the committee on Orders, it Was 
made the first order of the day tomorrow morning, 9 :30 to 
10 :00 to hear from the Board of Trustees of Elise High 
School. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 :00 o'clock. 

Second Day — Evening 

Presbytery reconvened at 8 :00 o'clock, and engaged in a 
popular meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions, in charge 
of Kev. Carl B. Craig, chairman pro tern. Kev. Messrs. G. E. 
Moorehouse and C. M. Gibbs assisted in the devotional 
exercises. 

The chairman read the report on Foreign Missions, and, 
pending its adoption, Presbytery heard a most interesting 
address by Kev. A. Hoyt Miller, missionary to Mutoto, 
Africa. The report was adopted as a whole and is as follows : 

To the Presbytery of Fayetteville: 

Your committee on Foreign Missions would submit the following 
report: 

God has continued to bless Foreign Mission Work of our church 
in all the fields throughout the year, the total number of additions 
to native churches under direct care of our missions was 4,356, not 
including hundreds received into developed native churches, now 
independent. Cold figures tell but little of the labors, prayers, life 
and actual good accomplished by our faithful workers. How- 
ever, the following facts about individual fields are indicative and 
may be of interest. 

In Africa our educational work is progressing nicely. Fifteen 
boys were enrolled in medical classes in our hospital at Luebo. In 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 351 



our idustrial schnool eight hours instruction is given daily in such 
work as carpentry, furniture building, blacksmithing, ivory carv- 
ing, weaving, tanning, shoemaking, brickmaking, etc. At? Mutoto 
a strong training center for Christian workers is being developed, 
looking ultimately to the establishment of a Theological Seminary. 
In all this work the great need is for our volunteer recruits to be 
sent out and needed equipment to be supplied. 

In Latin America a great work is being done in translation of 
Christian literature by Rev. Juan Orts, who is also editor of a 
magazine that is reaching a large portion of the educated class 
and even the Presidents of many Latin republics. It is called "The 
New Democracy." The co-operative work in schools and press 
with otner denominations is working admirably in our Mexican 
mission. Dr. Ross* recent book, "Sunrise in Aztec Land," gives a 
splendid idea of our work and present opportunities. The crying 
need everywhere is for more missionaries to be sent out and better 
equipment' supplied. 

In the Orient, the first fully constituted General Assembly met 
in Shanghai April 22, 1922. An important step was taken there, 
looking to the union of Presbyterian and Congregational native 
churches in China. The present numerical strength of Protestant 
churches in China is approximately 375,000 — a four fold increase 
in twenty-five years, still Protestant membership is, in proportion 
to population, less than 1 to 1,000, and many territories are yet 
untouched. The growth in Japan and Korea has been steady rather 
than sensational. Here, as everywhere, the great need is that our 
volunteer missionaries be sent out and sufficient equipment? be 
supplied. 

The total appropriation for our Foreign Mission work $1,273,- 
017.78 — a deficit of $58,634.56 was incurred this year, largely due 
to uncertain exchange conditions in several missions. This deficit, 
added to previous deficit makes a total of $249,410.00 March 
31, 1923. 

We make the following recommendations: 

1. That churches and individuals assume definite obligations for 
definite parts of our Foreign Mission work, giving the preference 
to the support of work abroad, already undertaken by the 
committee. 

2. That all Sunday schools be urged to follow the seven year 
plan for missionary education, this year Brazil. 

3. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
six missionary programs prepared and provided, throughout the 
year. 

4. That pastors and leaders be urged to lay on the hearts of the 
people the necessity of raising the necessary funds, through the 
Progressive Program, or special offering, to enable the committee 
to adequately care for present work and to send oufc the thirty odd 
appointees, many of whom have been waiting more than a year. 

5. That Presbytery most heartily endorse the recommendation 



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of Licentiate W. M. Currie for appointment as a foreign mission- 
ary. We recommend him as a man of physical and intellectual 
soundness and ability, of attractive personality, zealous for the 
cause of Christ, and sound in faith and doctrine. 

CARL B. CRAIG, Chairman pro tern, 

Foreign Missionary Committee. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 :30 
o'clock. 

Third Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 :30 a. m., and was opened with prayer 
by Kev. A. W. Crawford. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

The request of Galatia church that they be allowed to 
change the terms of their call to their pastor, so that he may 
give them three Sunday morning services per month, and the 
salary be increased from $1,000.00 per annum to $1,250.00 
per annum, was granted. 

The recommendation of the Board of Trustees of Pres- 
bytery in regard to the legacy of John H. Elliott, was re- 
ferred to the Home Mission Committee. 

The commission appointed to install Kev. S. K. Phillips 
as pastor of Highland church, reported this duty performed 
on Sunday, December 3, 1922. Approved. 

The committee on Sessional Kecords made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

The following records were approved without exception: Antioch, 
Bethel, Bethesda, Culdee, Centre, Duke, Carthage, Milton, Hope 
Mills, Mt. Vernon Springs, Godwin, Lumberton, Cameron, Parkton, 
Flat Branch, Cypress, Lillington, Big Rockfish, Bensalem, Phila- 
delphus, Rowland, Jackson Springs, Kenly, Montpelier, Dunn, 
Barbecue, Bluff, Maxton, McMillan, Sanford, Iona, West End, 
Benson, Broadway, Laurel Hill, Smithfield, Highland, Sardis, Ash- 
pole, Rex, Harnett, Cameron Hill, White Hill, Church of the 
Covenant, Pittsboro, Bunnlevel, Buffalo, St. Pauls, Midway, Lake- 
side, Smyrna, Vass, Gulf, Pocket, Salem, Manly, Eureka, Hebron, 
Pinehurst, Red Springs. 

The following were approved, with exceptions, as noted in the 



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books: Church in the Pines, St. Andrews, Coats, Cumnock, Laurin- 
burg, Spies, Raven Rock, Galatia, Mt. Pisgah, Shiloh, Lumber 
Bridge, Lakeview, Rock Branch, Elise, Jonesboro, Philippi, Sher- 
wood, Ephesus, Cape Fear, Summerville, Leaflet, Eagle Springs, 
Grove, Community, Fayetteville Firt, Dundarrach, Sandy Grove, 
McPherson, Raeford and Pembroke. 

The following churches sent? up no records to Presbytery: Aber- 
deen, Alaska, Broadway, Buie's Creek, Elrod, Four Oaks, Gibson, 
Haywood, Hillside, Horseshoe, Mizpah, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, Oak 
Grove, Oakland, Palestine, Pine Grove, Progressive, Roseneath, 
Selma, Shannon, Spence, Spring Hill, Sunnyside, Union, Wildwood, 
Centre Ridge, Flat Branch, Goldston, Grove. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Chairman. 

It was ordered that Presbytery convene at 1 :30 p. m., in- 
stead of 2 :00 p. m., to hear from the Trustees of Elise High 
School. 

Eev. C. G. Vardell addressed Presbytery on Flora Mac- 
donald College, and offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted: 

Be it Resolved: 

By the Presbytery of Fayetteville of the Synod of North Carolina, 
in regular session assembled in Fayetteville, North Carolina, this 
19th day of April, 1923, that we do concur in the action of the Pres- 
bytery of Orange of the Synod of North Carolina taken at its 
regular session in Greensboro, North Carolina, on the 12th day of 
April, 1923, namely: 

That the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College, located at 
Red Springs, North Carolina, be and it is hereby authorized to issue 
the bonds of the said Flora Macdonald College in an amount not 
exceeding $75,000.00, to be secured by the real estate, equipment, 
and any other assets of the said Flora Macdonald College that to 
the said Board of Trustees may seem wise; and the said Board of 
Trustees are hereby granted the authority to convey by mortgage 
deed, or deed of trust such real estate equipment and other assets 
for the purpose aforesaid. 

Said bonds are to bear interests not to exceed 6 per cent and may 
be issued in such denominations and upon such terms as may seem 
wise to the said Board of Trustees. 

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used to retire the 
present bonded indebtedness of $40,000.00 and to pay off certain 
floating debts, and shall provide an additional equipment not to 
exceed $5,000. 

The committee on Orphans' Home made the following 
report, which was adopted: 



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An earnest appeal comes from the Synod's Orphans' Home. In 
view of the fact that this institution is preparing to care for more 
children, in the Babies' Home, and Boys' Building, now reaching 
completion, and that 80 children have been added to the number of 
those in its care, at an additional expense of $16,000, there should 
be an increase in the contributions from the churches. 

There was a decrease in contributions from a number of churches. 
There were 34 churches contributing nothing as congregations, but 
13 of these sent contributions from Sabbath schools and societies; 
and 19 churches gave nothing from congregation. Sabbath schools 
or societies. Another significant fact is that 62 Sabbath schools 
failed to contribute to this worthy cause. 

We recommend that pastors, Sessions and Sunday school superin- 
tendents and officers of church societies be urged to make greater 
effort to meet these needs of our Orphans' Home, and that Sab- 
bath schools renew their contributions in this cause on each 
fourth Sunday, by making it a special day in each month of the 
year, as ordered by our Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. WILSON, Chairman. 

The committee on Home Misions made report, which was 
received, its recommendations taken up seriatim, amended 
and adopted as a whole and is as follows : 

HOME MISSION REPORT TO FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY, 
FOR SIX MONTHS, FROM OCT. 1, 1922 TO APRIL 1, 1923. 

We are now doing active and aggressive Home Mission work in 
five of the nine counties of the Presbytery. These are Moore, 
Chatham, Lee, Johnston and Harnett. In these five countries there 
are eleven well established fields for work with 49 churches and 12 
mission points. 

During the past six months eight of these groups have been 
regularly supplied with efficient men doing good work. One of the 
groups has had a man working regularly for only two of the six 
months, and the other two have had irregular service. In addition 
to the above eleven fields, Rev. R. G. Matheson, pastor of the Jack- 
son Springs church, has done faithful work at Samarcand Manor, 
partly supported by our Home Mission fund. 

We are glad to report that the contributions from the churches 
and ladies auxiliaries show an increase over last year. Our work 
is growing and the appropriations for the work in hand are nece* 
sarily some larger than ever before; but we are careful, we believe, 
not to go too fast and reach beyond our ability. 

We disbursed for our work in the past year nearly $10,000, and 
have a good balance in hand for running expenses for the first few 
months of the present year. We have already appropriated more 
than $11,000 for the coming year, which means that we shall prob- 
ably need all that the committee of Systematic Beneficence has 



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apportioned to tfie churches for Presbyterial Home Missions in 
our bounds. 

Reports from the eight regular workers show faithful and sub- 
stantial work done. We may not appear to have made a rapid 
progress, but the progress is good in all the fields. 

Good Sunday schools have been running all the year in the 
churches, with just a few exceptions, and at a number of points 
good prayer-meetings have been maintained. Here let us note that 
some of our Home Mission churches are doing good congregational 
Home Mission work — notably Smithfield, Kenly, Oakland and Pitts- 
boro churches. During the six months reports from our men show 
that 600 sermons were preached — besides prayermeetnng talks and 
other service of similar character rendered; 80 were added to the 
churches on profession of faith and 54 were added by letter; three 
churches were organized and two Sunday schools. In this Home 
Mission territory two manses are nearing completion. 

In these eleven groups homes are furnished to all our men with 
families, and in nearly every instance by the churches or groups 
of churches. We pay manse rent for one man and Rev. W. L. 
Wilson, in Moore county, owns his own home. 

We have paid our workers promptly each month, but to do this, 
our treasurer had to borrow money at t»he bank two or three times, 
because somebody was not prompt in sending the needed funds. 
Our Home Mission churches (some of them) are contributing liber- 
ally to the Assembly's causes and some have paid in full all appor- 
tionments. Most of them are contributing something. Two of our 
fields are vacant right now, but we have good prospect to fill both 
in a short time. 

We expect? to be able to report at the end of another six months, 
the building of several substantial churches, where we now have 
good lots, paid for, and material being assembled for these 
buildings. 

There are needed in this Home Mission field twelve church houses 
and two chapels as follows: A. T. Lassiter's field 3, Neill Mc- 
Innis' 2, W. L. Wilson's 3, Jonas Barclay's 1, and 1 each in J. F. 
Menius', C. L. Wicker's, and the Oakland group. Two chapels for 
Sunday schools and regular preaching services, one for Lassiter 
and one for the Oakland group. These buildings are largely pro- 
vided for by t?he legacy funds which have recently come into our 
hands, and the neople of these churches are doing well in supplying 
timber and in the labors of their own hands. 

We are confident that as the needs of our Home Missions become 
better known, we shall have the means to run the work. The indi- 
cations now are that we shall not have to stop or even slow down. 
As the fields call, the people will answer with means. For next year 
we draw largely on Synod's committee. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Rev. J. A. Calligan supply Aberdeen and Gibson 
churches for another year on a salary of at least $600, from those 
churches— Aberdeen $350, Gibson $250. 



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2. That Rev. D. L. Jones supply McPherson church two Sunday 
services per month for one year on salary of $650, from that church 
— a salary increase of $250 from the church. 

3. That Grove church be continued under the care of Rev. A. R. 
McQueen for one year on salary of $100 from said church. 

4. Touching the report from Trustees of Presbytery that the John 
Elliott legacy has been paid to them,, we recommend that the Trus- 
tees of Fayetteville Presbytery be authorized and requested to turn 
over to the treasurer of Presbytery, Dr. E. C. Murray, the balance 
now in hand of the John Elliot legacy, to be held by said treasurer 
and disbursed by order of Presbytery. 

5. That an additional $10.00 be paid from Presbyterial Home 
Mission Fund to Presbyterian Standard Publishing Company to 
pay balance due them for printing the Home Mission News. 

6. That the following amounts be appropriated from legacy fund 
to aid in erecting church buildings at the following places: Gold- 
ston, $500; Elise, $350; Eagle Springs, $500; Roseneat?h, $250; Fair- 
view, $250; Flowers Chapel, $350; and to complete building for 
manse for Sunday school worker at Providence church, $400. 

7. That $50 be paid to Mr. Henry Stancil from legacy fund, which 
amount is due him for money loaned to help complete the church 
building at Centre Ridge. 

8. (a) That a committee composed of nine ministers and nine 
elders — a minister and elder from every county of Presbytery — be 
appointed to consider the re-arrangement of the grouping of the 
churches of the whole Presbytery, where needed, and that this com- 
mittee after due consideration report to an adjourned meeting of 
Presbytery in June, advising the re-groupings where in their judg- 
ment said regrouping shall be for the advantage of the work of 
Christ's kingdom. 

(b) That the following men be placed on this committee: A. R. 
McQueen, chairman, J. W. Goodman, L. A. McLaurin, Chas. R. 
Bailey, C. M. Gibbs, A. T. Lassiter, Jonas Barclay, R. G. Matheson, 
R. C. Gilmore. Elders — J. M. Wilson, D. S. Poole, James Pearsall, 
Preston Woodall, A. L. Bullock, Edwin Morgan, W. S. Weatherspoon, 
A. C. Ray, John McQueen. The chairman shall be authorized to 
appoint substitutes on this committee in place of those unable to 
serve. 

9. That Rev. V. R. Gaston be authorized to investigate the advis- 
ability and the cost of the erection or purchase of a chapel at Addor 
and report at adjourned meeting of Presbytery in June. 

10. That we continue the publication of the Home Mission News, 
and that it be published semi-annually — April and October — and 
that the expense of publication and distribution be paid from Home 
Mission fund. 

11. That Mr. J. B. Spillman be reimbursed to the amount of $11 
which is the cost of the map of Presbytery which he had made for 
us, and that this be paid out of Home Mission fund. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILXE PRESBYTERY 357 



12. That $51 be appropriated for Sunday school work in the Oak- 
land group in Johnston County for three months, the work to be 
done by Miss Nichols, to be paid from Home Mission fund. This 
amount is supplemented from Synod's Home Mission fund. 

13. That a committee of five be appointed to confer in regard to 
the church at Pinehurst — this committee to be composed of the 
following: Dr. C. G. Vardell, chairman, Rev. V. R. Gaston, Rev. 
W. L. Wilson, and Elders John R. McQueen and J. B. Cameron. The 
committee to meet April 23, 2:00 p. m. at Pinehurst. 

14. That the present incumbent, Rev. L. Smith be elected as 
superintendent and evangelist to serve for another year. 

15. That Naomi church be supplied for one year by Rev. V. R. 
Gaston on salary of $ from that church. 

16. That $250 be appropriated from John Elliott legacy to the 
Spies church to help finish their church building. 

17. That the money collected from the insurance of Roseneath 
Tabernacle ($300) be left in the hands of Rev. A. T. Lassiter to be 
applied to building Roseneath church. 

18. That Treasurer of Presbytery be instructed to pay the prem- 
ium of $34.88 for three years, to insure the manse property at 
Providence church, from Home Mission fund. 

19. That a committee composed of A. T. Lassiter, A. R. McQueen 
and L. Smith, be appointed to consider the status of the Wildwood 
church and report advising the location of the building. 

20. That an appropriation of $5000 from John Elliott legacy be 
made to Shiloh church to aid in erecting a church building. 

21. That Synod's committee be requested to appropriate $300 to 
aid in erecting a church building at Goldston. 

22. That J. R. Woods be engaged to take the place of W. C. Cum- 
ming at Smithfield and the mission work connected with the field 
on the same terms as agreed upon with Mr. Cumming. 

23. That Rev. Neill Mclnnis be authorized to dTspose of the Fair- 
view Tabernacle and use the proceeds in the erection of a church 
building for that congregation. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford was heard in the interest of Synod's 
Home Missions, and the following report on Synod's Home 
Misions was adopted : 

HOME MISSIONS 

Report of the Home Mission Committee of the Synod to the Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville on the work done in its bounds for the year 
April, 1922, to April, 1923: 

In the year the Synod's committee has aided in the support of the 
following men in the local fields of the Presbytery: Rev. Messrs. 



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A. T. Lassiter, W. L. Wilson, R. G. Matheson, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
J. F. Menius, R. A. McLeod, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Currie, F. M. 
Bain, and C. M. Gibbs, 10 in all. 

They have supplied 40 of the organized churches of the Presby- 
tery and 18 other preaching places. 

They reported 169 additions to the churches served on profession, 
and 61 by letter, and the organization of four Sunday schools and 
two churches. 

The evangelists of the Synod held 10 meetings in the Presbytery 
in the year, namely: 

Rev. William Black, D. D. — Church in the Pines, Antioch, Pem- 
broke, Philadelphus. 

Rev. Leonard Gill — Comfort Chapel, Big Rockfish, Coats, Bluff. 

Rev. Conner Brown — West End, Eagle Springs. 

In these meetings 241 were added to the churches served on pro- 
fession and four by letter. 

Combining the work of the men in the local fields and t?he evange- 
lists — all in whose support the Synod's committee had a share — 
there were 360 additions on profession and 65 by letter. 

The Synod's committee expended in t'his work $5,070.70. 

In addition the following grants were made from the Church and 
Manse Erection fund: Spies, $500; Community, $250; Wildwood, 
$300; Hope Mills manse, $400; FlaL' Branch manse, $250; a total of 
$1,700; making the total amount? expended in the Presbytery, 
$6,770.70. 

On a total apportionment accepted by the Presbytery of $9,028, 
the churches of the Presbytery contributed $5,982.34, or 66 per cent. 

In addition $909.64 was contributed in the meetings of the Synod's 
evangelists, making a total contribution from the Presbytery for 
the work for the year of $6,891.98, being $103.42 less than last year. 

One hundred churches made contributions. Of these 12 con- 
tributed the full amount), namely: Bunnlevel, Cumnock, Eureka, 
Iona, Laurinburg, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pembroke, Pinehurst, Pitts- 
boro, Raven Rock, Roseneath, Sardis. Fifteen contributed more 
than the apportionment?, namely: Benson, Buie's Creek, Church of 
the Covenant, Dunn, Elise, Gibson, Highland, Lakeside, Lakeview, 
Leaflet, Lillington, Lumberton, Philadelphus, Selma, and Shiloh. 

The Synod's committee would call the especial attention of t?he 
Presbytery to the solemn resolution taken by the Synod at its last 
meeting, to occupy at the earliest possible day every point in it?s 
bounds where there is an evident need for the work of our church, 
and the challenge to the Presbyteries to meet? us in this supreme 
endeavor. In compliance with t?his action we would urge the Pres- 
bytery to an immediate large advance in occupying the places of 



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need indicated in tjheir report in the survey of last summer, and 
pledges again its full support in this immediate movement to the 
utmost limit of its resources, and expresses to the Presbytery its 
confidence in the churches that they will sustain us in this united 
effort. 

In behalf of the Home Mission Committee of the Syonod, 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. CRAWFORD, 

Chairman and Superintendent. 

Rev. M. E. Ham, of the Baptist church, now conducting 
an evangelistic campaign in the city, was introduced and in- 
vited to sit as a visiting brother. He addressed the Presby- 
tery on Evangelism, and Presbytery expressed its apprecia- 
tion by a rising vote of thanks. 

Rev. D. E. Deaton, of a local Baptist church, and Rev. 
R. B. John, of the M. E. Church, South, were introduced and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery took recess for dinner. 

Third Day — Afternoon 
Presbytery met at 1 : 30 p. m. and resumed business. 

The following recommendation of the Board of Trustees 
of Elise High School was adopted : 

The Board of Trustees of Elise High School recommend and 
request Presbytery that a parcel of land 200 feet square at inter- 
section of Middleton and Church Streets, a portion of the school 
land, be granted in fee simple to Elise Presbyterian congregation 
on which to erect a Presbyterian church. $3,000 has already been 
subscribed. 

The report of the principal of Elise High School was re- 
ceived as information. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That Presbytery affirms its belief in the need for the 
continuation of Elise High School, and pledges to it its sympa- 
thetic support. 

The following recommendation of the Board of Trustees of 
Elise High School was adopted : 



360 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



That Presbytery add an additional trustee at large, to the Board 
of Elise High School, and that Rev. C. E. Clarke be appointed to 
fill this place. 

The Board of Trustees were directed to formulate a general 
policy as to Elise. 

The committee on the Narrative made the following report 
which was adopted and ordered forwarded to the General 
Assembly : 

NARRATIVE OF CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WORK 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs 
of the church membership and communities are being adequately 
met? Services every Sabbath at 15 churches, 2 each month at 50 
churches, 1 each month at 22 churches. 

2. What per cent of membership are reported as attending church 
services; Morning? About 75 per cent. Evening? 50 per cent. 
Prayer Meeting? 15 per cent. 

3. Total additions to church reported for year: On profession 
503; by letter 438. 

4. How many additions to the church from the Sabbath Schools 
during year ? 431. 

5. How many evangelistic services were held by t*ie churches 
during the year? 57; effect of services on churches and com- 
munities ? 75 per cent report good results. 

6. How many families hold family worship? 516; how many 
members in the Family Altar League? 85. 

7. How many Communion Services were held during the year? 
182; per cent of members reported as attending? 5 per cent more 
than at regular services. 

8. Do the members observe the Lord's Day? Most churches re- 
port yes. 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for bap- 
tism? 25 churches report no. 

10. Are ttie catechisms taught the children by the parents ? Yes, 
with few exceptions. 

11. Are the catechisms taught in the Sabbath Schools? Yes. 

12. Do pupils memorize the Scriptures ? 26 report no. Hymns ? 
28 report yes. 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of Life 
and Possessions ? Yes, no exception. 

14. How many members tithe or give a definite proportion of 
their income? 676. 



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15. Did the churches pay in full their apportionment for benevol- 
ences ? 24 report yes. 

16. Were pastors' salaries fully and promptly paid? Only 13 
say no. Were there any salary increases during the year ? 4 report 
increase. 

17. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the churches I 
All recognize some. 

18. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their 
own bounds? 23 churches, yes. 

19. Were efforts made by pastors and Sessions to secure recruits 
for the ministry? 50 yes, 32 no. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk, 

Maxton, N. C. 

Mr. A. C. Kay, chairman of the committee on Men's Work 
made report of the work of the committee, which was adopted. 

This committee, which was created at the 1922 fall meeting of 
the Presbytery, has worked along with the Layman's Association 
of the Presbytery and has tendered its service to all churches that 
were without? a pastor where the same was deemed advisable; it 
has also assisted in putting over the Progressive Program, under 
the leadership of the secretary of stewardship, and all appoint- 
ments filled at vacant churches, where the past'or was necessarily 
absent, was done under the permission and dilution of the Home 
Mission Committee. 

The committee again tenders, fully its support and co-operation 
in the evangelistic work within the Presbytery. 

Respectfully, 

A. C. RAY, Chairman. 

The Secretary of Stewardship made the following report 
which was adopted : 

Eighty-three churches reported an Every Member Canvass. 
Sixty-five churches made definite subscription for benevolence. In 
the E. M. C. of 1923 the churches pledged, $52,380; in the E. M. C. 
of 1922 the churches pledged, $44,525; in the E. M. C. of 1923, 
tithers reported, 552; in the E. M. C. of 1922, tithers reported, 243. 

L. A. McLAURIN, Secretary. 

The committee on the Sabbath and Family Eeligion made 
the following report, which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SABBATH AND FAMILY 
RELIGION 

Your committee has no special report to make. We have no 



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information other than is well known, there seems to be a general 
tendency to treat lightly all claims of the Sabbath, and Home 
Religion appears to be less and less in evidence. We are reminded 
of what was said by Dr. Joseph Cook: "I am no fanatic, I hope, 
as to Sunday; but I look abroad over the map of popular freedom 
in the world and it does not seem to me accidental that Switzerland, 
Scotland, England and the United States, the countries which best 
observe Sunday, constitute almost the whole map of safe popular 
government." Such was the testimony of a clear thinker and close 
observer of events in the last quarter of last century. Perhaps the 
statement would be modified if the writer was alive today. For no 
one except he be shallow in thought or courage doubts that Ameri- 
can institutions are threatened with many and grave dangers. It 
may be within the sphere of this* report to draw attention to some 
of them as these dangers are the same in relation to the home, the 
church and the Sabbath. There is clearly manifest: 

A Dull National Conscience 

This is possibly one of the greatest dangers that can happen to a 
nation. It is disastrous to be wicked, but it is hooeless to care 
nothing about it. There are many indications of this deadened sense 
of responsibility. The lack of the enforcement of wholesome law 
is the most conclusive one, and a nation may be drunken, or ignorant 
or anything else rather than lawless. 

There are few communities where the laws of the state are 
sacredly observed. This is destructive because it helps to create a 
lawless spirit. But the great danger is seen not in the number of 
law-breakers, but in the indifference of the citizens that permits 
the lawlessness, as a case in point: in every part of our country 
children under age are permi+ted to drive automobiles, and many 
of these children are the children of narents who are professing 
Christians. By these same people the Sabbath laws a v e broken, by 
the purchasing of automobile supplies, as gasoline and oil, etc., and 
this tendency to treat lightly the Sabbath laws has gone so far that 
it has become a subject of debate as to whether the people shall 
decide whether or not they will keep the commandments bv vote 
of the people. One borough in the state of New Jersey had an 
election on November 7th last year to decide whether the town 
would keep the law with regard to sports, etc., and the vote of 
the people decided that the sports are improper on the Sabbath 
day and voted them out. Another danger is: 

Religious Indifference 

As seen in the violation of Sabbath laws, neglect of public wor- 
ship, and decay of family life. Children grow up without home ties. 
With present conditions prevailing, there appears to be but little 
parental control, and the children are at home but little except at 
meal times and when they are in bed. Thus the children grow up 
with very little strength of the home tie, and often none of the home 
life. The omission of family worship bodes evil for the future. 
The moral and spiritual strength necessary for the solution of the 
problems of the day, are dependent upon family life, and until the 
family altar takes its proper place in the homee of the citizens, the 
problems can not be met. 



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One of the greatest problems facing the church and the country 
at the present is the fact 

There are Few Families 

It is frequently stated that the average American family is not 
reproducing itself, and without Emigration the population would 
diminish. According to recent statement made in one of our 
magazines, it takes four college women to raise three children, 
and that the average college man and wife raise less than two 
children as an average family. It is also stated tTiat one thousand 
scientific men at the present rate of reproduction will leave but 
three hundred and fifty grandchildren to perpetuate their names. 
It might be interesting to see how few children of the Christian 
parents there are in your own church. How far this condition may 
account for the increased criminality, immortality, and easy divorce, 
might be worth the consideration of the church. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

As the only hope for a Christian community and people is in a 
Christian home, we recommend: 

1. That? all ministers and elders emphasize the need of family 
religion. Real religious life that' will manifest itself in the revival 
of the family pew. The home and the church must be in closer 
relation. 

2. That inasmuch as there is a growing complexity in the work 
of the ministry, that the emphasis be placed less on the unessentials ; 
or less important matters: as social activities, and that more 
emphasis be placed on the definitely spiritual development of 
the church in all its departments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, 
A. R. McEACHERN, 

Committee. 

The committee on Bills and Overtures made the following 
report, which was adopted: 

Several papers have come into our hands and have been consid- 
ered, and we respectfully submit the following: 

1. Fayetteville Presbyterial Auxiliary meeting in Sanford, N. C, 
April 11, 1923, voted, upon motion of Mrs. E. C. Murray, to over- 
ture Fayetteville Presbytery to overture the North Carolina Synod 
to arrange for annual meetings of the North Carolina Synodical 
Young People's Conference in the Eastern and Western parts of the 
state alternately. 

Your committee recommends its adoption. 

2. The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby overtures the General 
Assembly, meeting at Montreat in May next, to sever the relations 



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existing between the Southern Presbyterian Church and the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in America. 

Your committee recommends its adoption. 

3. Fayetteville Presbytery hereby overtures the General Assem- 
bly to appoint a special committee to promptly and thoroughly 
invesigate the charge of ^ unsoundness in doctrine in circulation 
against certain Missionaries now on the foreign field, and in con- 
nection with the courses taught in certain of the educational insti- 
tutions on the foreign field, and report fully to the next meeting 
of the General Assembly. 

We recommend its adoption. 

4. A paper from the Near East Relief Committee asking that this 
cause be given a regular place oh our docket, and for resolutions 
that the churches be asked to give tiiis cause a place on their pro- 
gram annually, your committee would recommend that as all our 
churches co-operate with the local community plans, no further 
action be taken. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, 
W. L. WILSON, 
F. M. McKay. 

The following resolution regarding the deficit and main- 
tenance fund of Elise High School was adopted : 

Presbytery asks the Laymen's organization to make an attempt 
to raise the $1,200 deficit on Elise for 1922-23; and instructed the 
trustees to bring to the Fall meeting some definite proposal for 
eliminating this annual deficit. 

The committee on General Assembly's Home Missions 
made the following report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
HOME MISSIONS 

For the first time in twenty years the total receipts for this cause 
did not show a gain over the preceding year and the Executive Com- 
mittee reports a debt of $35,000 on the year's work. 

The total receipts from all sources was $523,401.66, a decrease 
of $20,030.20 as compared with the preceding year. Yet there is 
encouragement in the fact that there was an increase in the con- 
tributions from strictly Progressive Program sources, amounting 
to $13,688.10. In spite of this fact the total received from Pro- 
gressive Program sources is still $269,442 short of the amount called 
for in the General Assembly budget. 

The year has been one of remarkable ingathering, 9,211 having 
been added to the churches upon profession of faith during the 



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year by the workers aided by or supported by the Assembly's 
Committee. 

WE RECOMMEND: 

1. That Presbytery urge upon the churches the observance of 
Home Mission Week in November. 

2. That pastors and sessions be urged to see to it that this cause 
shall receive its full percentage from the benevolent funds of their 
churches. 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 

The committee on Systematic Beneficence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted and ordered forwarded to the 
General Assembly: 

PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE 

Objects No. Cong. Contributing Amounts 

1. Foreign Missions 99 $ 25,642 

2. Assembly's Home Missions 89 9,958 

S, Synod's Home Missions 103 7,182 

4. Presbytery's Home Missions 102 9,986 

5. Congregational Home Missions 22 3,341 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 87 5,494 

7. Sabbatfi School Extension and Publication. 88 2,559 

8. Educational Institutions 81 23,659 

9. To Bible Cause 77 761 

10. Orphan Homes 100 13,930 

11. French and Belgium Relief Work of Our 

Assembly 12 285 



Total $102,797 

Does the Presbytery call upon the churches that fail to make any 
of the collections ordered to give tfieir reasons for failure? 

How many of your churches report the adoption of the Assem- 
bly's Every Member Canvass Plan? 88 in full, 4 in part. 

Chairman of Presbytery's Permanent Committee of Systematic 
Beneficence: 

W. E. HILL, Fayetrteville, N. C. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk, Maxton, N. C. 

The committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Your committee on Calls and Supplies would recommend: 

1. That the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. V. G. Smith, 
from the Parkton church for two Sabbath morning and two Sab- 
bath evening serivces per month, at a salary of $950 per annum 
and the free use of the manse, from Lumber Bridge church for a 



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similar amount of time at a salary of $800 per annum and the free 
use of the manse, for Rex church for two Sabbath afternoon 
services per month at a salary of $250 per annum, be found in 
order and placed in his hands. 

2. That the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. F. M. Bain 
from Flat Branch church for two services per month at a salary of 
$500 per annum and the free use of the manse, from Ephesus 
church for two services per month, at a salary of $200 per annum, 
and from Raven Rock church for two services per month at a salary 
of $150 per annum, be found in order and placed in his hands. 

3. That the requests from the Jonesboro group of churches touch- 
ing the matter of changing the terms of their calls for the pastoral 
services of Rev. M. A. Ray, are in regular form and the churches 
are to be commended for this advanced step, but inasmuch as the 
proposed change involves an adjustment of the whole group, we 
Recommend that these requests be put on the docket for considera- 
tion at the adjourned meeting in June, and that ttfie Presbytery now 
take action looking to the immediate adjustment of this large group 
of churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

Highland church was permitted to change terms of call for 
pastor from $2,400 to $2,700, and the congregation was com- 
mended for this action. 

Eev. V. G. Smith announced his acceptance of the calls 
from Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Eex, and the following 
arrangements were made for his installation as pastor of these 
churches : 

At Parkton the 27th of May at 11 o'clock a. m., Rev. Letcher 
Smith to preside, Rev. S. K. Phillips to preach and charge the 
pastor, and Rev. H. C. McPherson k> charge the congregation. 

At Lumber Bridge, May 27th, at 8 o'clock p. m., Rev. Letcher 
Smith to preach, Rev. H. C. McPherson to preside and charge the 
pastor, and Rev. S. K. Phillips to charge the congregation. Rul- 
ing Elder J. J. Hughes at Parkton church and Dr. Thos. N. Stamps 
at Lumber Bridge church. 

At Rex, June 3rd, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Rev. E. C. Murray 
to preside and preach, Rev. J. W. Goodman to chargre the pastor, 
and Rev. D. L. Jones to charge the congregation, with Ruling Elder 
J. M. Mclver. 

Rev. W. C. Brown alternate to either minister at either place, 
and Ruling Elder H. C. McMillan alternate to either elder at either 
place. 



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Eev. F. M. Bain announced his acceptance of the calls of 
Flat Branch, Ephesus and Eaven Kock, and the following 
order was taken for his installation : 

Chairman, Rev. L. Smith, Rev. J. F. Menius and Elder J. G. Shaw. 
The chairman shall assign parts and the date is to be decided later, 
by the commission. 

The committee on Sabbath Schools and Young People's 
Work made the following report which was adopted — the 
statistical table was ordered forwarded to the General As- 
semby, and will be found printed in the appendix : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SABBATH SCHOOLS AND 
YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORK 

To Fayetteville Presbytery — We beg leave to report: 

1. The statistical report of Sabbath Schools. 

2. The statistical report of Young People's Societies. Seventy- 
four Young People's Societies. Contributed for all purposes $2,119. 
Membership 2,549. 

3. We would call attention to the imperfect way in which many 
of the churches send in their reports. Twenty churches failed to 
send a report on Sabbath Schools. Last year 15 churches failed to 
make this report. Besides this many of the reports have unfilled 
blank spaces and sometimes incorrect figures are placed in blanks. 
Our report is obliged to be very imperfect. 

4. Our committee at Richmond informs us that there was a de- 
crease in the contributions for Sabbath School Extension through- 
out our church this year. However we find an encouraging note in 
the fact that independent reports secured by our Richmond com- 
mittee show that there has been a substantial increase in enrollment 
in Sabbath Schools. Also we are encouraged by the fact that our 
periodicals reached the circulation of 14,997,425 copies, an increase 
of 1,082,682 copies over the previous year. 

5. Last year there was held at Davidson College a Young People's 
Conference for the young people of our Synod. There was a large 
attendance and a good work was done among those who will likely 
be the future leaders in the work of our church. Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery was represented by 40 choice young men and women. 

After this Davidson conference the secretary of Young People's 
Work of the Presbyterial assisted by the chairman of this commit- 
tee held three echo rallies, at Antioch, Fayetteville First and at 
Sanford. Some 400 of our young people and others interested in 
them attended these rallies and received part of the value of the 
Young People's Conference. 

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our schools. Almost none of our churches report Teacher Training 
Classes. There is an opportunity for several places in our Presby- 
tery to have a School of Methods some trime in the present year for 
the better equipping of our teachers. The superintendent of Sab- 
bath Schools and Young Peoples' Work in the Synod, Mr. C. T. Carr, 
of Mooresville, is available for holding these schools. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That our pastors and elders be urged to send complete reports 
to Presbytery. 

2. That Schools of Methods be held wherever possible throughout 
the Presbytery and that pastors organize training classes in the 
churches. 

3. That select groups of young people be sent from each church 
to the Davidson Conference June 12-19. 

4. That our young people be urged to attend the young people's 
rallies to be held in our Presbytery this summer, at Lumber Bridge, 
Sardis and Gulf, June 26, 27 and 28. 

5. That Presbytery commends Miss Roberta Bain, our Sunday 
School Missionary, for her faithful and diligent work during 
the year. 

6. That this committee be called the committee on Sabbath 
Schools and Young People's Work in order to be in line with the 
Synod's committee and similar committees of the other Pres- 
byteries. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. R. BAILEY, Chairman. 

The committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted : 

I.— EDUCATION FOR THE MINISTRY AND MISSION SERVICE 

The Assembly's committee reports that it aided 1,121 candidates 
as follows: Candidates for the ministry, 344; for medical service, 
16; and 61 women for mission service. There are over 600 candi- 
dates for the ministry under the care of the church. There are 24 
candidates under the care of Fayetteville Presbytery, against 19 two 
years ago. Since the war 88 candidates have been dropped from the 
rolls of the Presbyteries. Total amount loaned candidates for the 
year $70,810.05. Nine candidates under the care of this Presby- 
tery were loaned $1,210. 

II.— MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

The records show that 134 ministers, 197 widows, 38 orphans, and 
six lay workers were aided during the year to the amount of 
$163,033.95. In our bounds one minister and four widows were 
aided to the amount of $2,140. 



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III.— SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

The schools and colleges directly connected with the Presbytery, 
are in the main in a satisfactory condition and doing splendid work. 
These institutions: Davidson, Flora Macdonald and Elise have been 
conducting financial campaigns with varying degrees of success. 
Davidson has secured in cash and pledges something over $400,- 
000 of its $600,000 goal. 

Rev. H. C. McPherson, field agent, is meeting with success in his 
efforts to raise the funds with which to meet? the generous offer 
of the General Education Board. Elise High School has received 
substantial aid from the arrangement of the Presbytery by which it 
has received all gifbs of the people to schools and colleges. This 
arrangement expires with the past church year. 

IV.— FINANCIAL 

The total receipts to the general fund of the Assembly's commit- 
tee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief amount to $318,- 
157.86. To the endownment fund $55,762.85; grand total to all 
causes from all sources, including legacies and living donors, $394,- 
890.40, a gain of $14,249.66. Of this amount, 73 churches, 14 Sab- 
bath Schools and 42 societies contributed $4,919 to Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief, and $217.43 to the endowment fund. 

Your committee would call attention t?o the fact that the Donald- 
son Academy property in Fayetteville was sold last summer, for 
$20,000, and the principal invested at 6 per cent. The interest is 
available for candidates for the ministry under care of Presbytery 
attending high school at Elise, and for worthy and needy young 
women desiring to attend the same school. These funds will be 
distributed upon terms made by the Board of Trustees to applicants 
endorsed by Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That aid be granted as follows: Mrs. Flora Graham McLauchlin, 
$200; Mrs. R. E. Steele, $300; Mrs. F. P. Coble, $300; Mrs. Margaret 
Gilmore Wicker, $300. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The following recommendations of the committee of Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief in regard to the dis- 
bursement of interest accruing from the Donaldson fund, 
was adopted: 

I. 

Inasmuch as the Trustees of the Donaldson Fund in session at 
Fayetteville, N. C, April 19, 1923, agreed to grant* aid to students 
on such conditions as the Presbytery might prescribe, the following 
conditions must be fulfilled by students seeking the endorsement 
of the Presbytery for applications for aid from this fund: 

1. He must be a candidate for the Gospel Ministry under the 
care of Fayetteville Presbytery. 



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2. He must attend Elise High School, or such other school as may 
be designated by the Presbytery. 

3. Aid will be given to those students only who are doing actual 
high school work. 

4. The maximum amount of aid granted any candidate shall be 
$100 per year, payable $50 during Fall term, and the remainder 
during the Spring term. Ordinarily students entering school after 
Christmas shall not receive the maximum amount. 

5. If a candidate abandons frhe preparation for the ministry for 
reasons other than physical infirmity, he shall return all money 
advanced with interest. 

II. 

In case there should be a balance in the treasury of the board, 
after ministerial candidates applying for aid have been provided 
for, it is the purpose of the board to assist worthy and needy young 
women to secure a Christian high school education, on the follow- 
ing conditions prescribed by the Presbytery: 

1. She must be a member of the Presbyterian church, and reside 
within the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

2. She must be recommended by the Sessions of the church of 
which she is a member. 

3. Ordinarily aid will not be furnished tdiose within easy access 
to a state high school, but aid will be rendered in such cases when 
it is deemed wise. 

4. After the completion of education, the student will be expected 
to do some definite Christian work, wherever she may be. 

The remaining conditions are the same as those named in sec- 
tions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of conditions required of candidates for the 
ministry. 

III. 

All applications shall be made each year on forms approved by 
the Presbytery and secured from the chairman of Presbytery's 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

The committee on Systematic Beneficence made the fol- 
lowing additional report, which was adopted: 

We recommend: 

1. That the apportionment of Laurel Hill church for the current 
year be changed from $2,000 to $1,750. 

2. That Presbytery overture the General Assembly to make the 
church year correspond with the calendar year. 

3. That funds for educational institutions be divided as follows: 
Flora Macdonald 3 per cent; Elise High School 3 per cent; David- 
son College 2 per cent; Union Theological Seminary 2 per cent. 

WM. E. HILL, Chairman. 



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The committee on Evangelism presented the following re- 
port, which was adopted : 

SPRING AND SUMMER EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Smithfield, S. K. Phillips; Eagle Springs, Wm. Black; Oak Grove, 
L. Smith; Community, L. Smith; Flowers (Tabernacle), D. M. Mc- 
Geachy; Selma, Leonard Gill; Galatia, W. C. Brown; McPherson, 
V. G. Smith; Hope Mills, I. N. Clegg; Sherwood, C. M. Gibbs; 
Sunnyside, G. F. Kirkpatrick; Big Rockfish, E. C. Murray; White 
Oak, C. E. Clarke; Wildwood, C. M. Gibbs; Roseneath, Neill Mc- 
Innis; Alaska, L. Smith; Benson, Chas. R. Bailey; Flat Branch, L. 
Smith; Ephesus, D. L. Jones; Raven Rock, R. A. McLeod; Harnett, 
A. T. Lassiter; Hebron, E. B. Carr; Cumnock, A. R. McQueen; 
Pocket, R. A. McLeod; Euphronia, Wm. Black; Horseshoe, Alton 
Mclver; Vass, Leonard Gill; Manly, W. C. Brown; Cape Fear, Neill 
Mclnnis; Lillington, Leonard Gill; Buie's Creek, R. G. Matheson; 
Coats, Chas. R. Bailey; Sardis, W. E. Hill; Bunnlevel, A. R. Mo- 
Queen; Duke, E. L. Siler; Westminster, L. Smith; Fairview, R. G. 
Matheson; Progressive, A. T. Lassiter; Broadway, R. C. Gilmore; 
Spies, Carl B. Craig; Pirehurst, Wm. Black; Bensalem, V. R. Gas- 
ton; Church of the Covenant, C. E. Clarke. 

L. SMITH, Chairman Committee on Evangelism. 

The following report of the Board of Trustees of Presby- 
tery in regard to the John Elliot legacy was received as in- 
formation and admitted to record : 

Fayetteville, N. C, April 18, 1923. 

To the Moderator and Members of Fayetteville Presbytery, in 
Session, Highland Church, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Gentlemen: 

The Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery respectfully report, that 
under the will of the late John Elliot, the sum of $10,000 was be- 
queathed to Fayetteville Presbytery, as follows: 

"Item 4. I will and bequeath to the Fayetteville Presbytery 
ten thousand dollars, to be used in Home or Foreign Missions, or 
in both, as they deem best." (See Book of Wills "I," page 237, etc., 
records of office of Clerk of Superior Court of Cumberland County, 
N. C.) 

This legacy was paid to the Trustees by the executors of the 
estate on March 16, 1923, and is now on deposit in the savings de- 
partment of The National Bank, of Fayetteville, N. C, bearing 4 
per cent interest' from and after April 1, 1923, to the credit of the 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The fund is held subject to the orders of the Presbytery, and the 
trustees respectfully suggest that, as they are a holding and not 
a disbursing body, they be directed to pay over said funds, in whole 



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or in part, to the Treasurer of Presbytery, to be by him disbursed 
in accordance with proper orders passed by your body. 

Respectfully, 

J. W. McLAUCHLIN, 
A. R. McEACHERN, 
CHAS. G. ROSE, 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery. 
By CHAS. G. ROSE. 

The committee on Nominations made the following report 
which was adopted : 

Your committee recommends the following: 

1. That A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. McLauchlin and 
McKay McKinnon be elected to succeed themselves as trustees of 
Flora Macdonald College to serve for three years from this Spring. 

2. That? S. J. Cameron and Neal A. McFayden be elected to suc- 
ceed themselves as trustees of Sandy Grove church property, to 
serve the prescribed length of time. 

3. That A. C. Ray be placed on the permanent committee of 
Evangelism in place of Fairley Patterson, deceased. 

4. That R. C. Gilmore be placed on the permanent committee of 
Natural Sciences instead of Rev. Eugene Alexander, removed. 

5. That Rev. J. B. Black be placed on permanent committee of 
English branches instead of Rev. Eugene Alexander, removed. 

6. That Rev. D. L. Jones be continued to preach the Presbyterial 
sermon for Fall meeting, and that he be assigned the same subject 
as for this meeting of Presbytery, inasmuch as sickness prevented 
his preaching it at this time — frhe subject: "The Virgin Birth." 

7. That J. Frank Steadman be appointed trustee of Donaldson 
School Fund, in place of A. J. Cook, deceased; and that C. C. Mc- 
Allister be added as trustee of this fund. 

8. That E. H. Williamson be placed on the Home Mission Com- 
mittee instead of E. F. Murray, resigned. 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The committee on Leave of Absence made the following 
report, which was adopted: 

Your committee has excused the following: 

After Tuesday night, P. B. Johnson, L. W. Wilson. 

After Wednesday morning, Paul McKay, N. A. Poe. 

After Wednesday afternoon, D. J. Campbell, L. P. Williams, 



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Sandy McNeill, N. S. Britt, T. N. Holmes, J. W. Wilkins, James 
Shaw, J. M. Hodges, Dixon McDonald, A. L. Monroe. 

After Wednesday night, W. A. McDonald, S. M. Cameron, J. B. 
Cameron, J. G. Hughes, H. D. Cameron, D. A. Huffine, D. H. John- 
son, J. C. Williams, D. L. Pridgen. 

After Thursday morning, D. Y. White, J. M. Mclver, A. C. 
Eay, D. B. McQueen, C. R. Partin, J. B. Calhoun, M. McL. Mc- 
Keithan, C. C. Underwood, J. H. McCallum, N. H. Williams, A. J. 
McGilvary, M. J. McNeill, G. W. Hobson, Henry Stancil, D. P. Ray, 
L. A. Mclnnis, D. M. McLean,, Dr. Thos. Stamps, C. G. Vardell, 
E. F. Murray, J. H. Kennedy, A. B. Cole, D. McL. Holt, J. F. Pat- 
terson, D. J. McKenzie, L. A. McLaurin, B. F. McMillan, J. B Black, 
J W. Goodman, J. A. Hodgin, C. E. McLean, G. E. Moorehouse, A. 
T. McLean, A. H. White, J. H. McPhail, V. R. Gaston, W. C. Brown, 
J W. McLauchlin, N J. Gillis, D. M. Stewart, Lee McFarland, L. L. 
McGoogan, N. A. Dalrymple, Gilbert McLeod, J. D. Cole, A. M. 
Fairley, Edwin Morgan, T. C. Croker, W. L. Wilson, W. G. Carter, 
Don McDonald. 

L. COOK CAMPBELL, Chairman pro tern. 

The following resolution offered by the Board of Trustees 
of Elise High School was adopted : 

That Presbytery appoint a special committee, composed of Messrs. 
Charles Rankin, C. C. McAllister and McKay McKinnon, to meet 
with ttie Board of Trustees of Elise, on the 22nd of May at Hemp, 
N. C, to consider the best means by which Presbytery may aid 
Elise financially, and report to a future meeting of Presbytery 
in June. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it do so to 
meet at 1 :00 p. m., June 26th, in the First church Fayette- 
ville. 

It was ordered that Synod's Home Missions be given a 
place on the docket, and that a Permanent Committee on 
Synod's Home Missions be erected as follows : A. W. Craw- 
ford, chairman, L. Smith and E. H. Williamson. 

The Stated Clerk's report on Statistics was read and adopt- 
ed and ordered forwarded to the General Assembly. It will 
be found in the appendix. 

The special committee on Union Seminary Eeview made 
the following report which was adopted: 

Your special committee on tfae Union Seminary Review would 
highly commend this most* excellent quarterly to all our ministers 



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and church officers and members. It is published by the faculty 
and students of the Seminary at the low price of $1.50 a year. 

E. C. MURRAY, 
W. C. BROWN. 

It was ordered that the usual number of minutes be 
printed, and that the Stated Clerk have printed a card for 
the enrollment of representatives to Presbytery. 

The special committee appointed to interview licentiate 
Blue made report, which was received as information. 

The following special committee was appointed to inter- 
view licentiate Blue and report back to Presbytery: S. K. 
Phillips and W. C. Brown. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a ris- 
ing vote, and it was ordered that it be read to the congrega- 
tions of the Highland and First churches next Sunday morn- 
ing, and printed in the local paper. 

VOTE OF THANKS 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville desires to express its heartiest 
thanks to the pastor and people of Highland church, also to those 
of the First Church, Fayetteville, who have so kindly received, 
assisted and entertained us while their guests. 

The noon lunch served by the ladies has enabled us to expedite 
business and to enjoy a social hour together. 

The good attendance upon our sessions by the people of the city, 
and very appropriate music, has cheered and encouraged us much. 

We leave you praying the Master's blessing upon you. 

Presbytery directs that this resolution be read from the pulpits 
of the Highland and First churches, and that it be published in the 
Fayetteville paper. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The committee on the Minutes of Synod reported they 
found nothing in the Minutes of Synod of interest to report 
to Presbytery. Approved and committee discharged. 

The committee on the printed minutes of Presbytery made 
the following report, which was adopted: 

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that after a careful comparison of the written and printed 
minutes, they find the printed minutes correct. 

JONAS BARCLAY, Chairman. 

The roll was called and absentees noted. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing and prayer to meet in 
the First church, Fayetteville, June 26, 1923, at 1:00 
o'clock p. m. 

A. T. LASSITER, Moderator. 

G. F. KIEKPATRICK, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILEE, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



I.— ANNUAL REPORT OF WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Auxiliaries in Presbyterial ? 82. 

Members ? 2,395. 

Increase in membership over last year? 150. 

Auxiliaries enrolled but not reporting? 6. 

Auxiliaries not belonging to Presbyterial? None. 

Auxiliaries organized during year 7. 

Members in new Auxiliaries? 105. 

Societies organized on Auxiliary plan ? 36. 

Prayer Bands? 63. Members? 685. 

Women's Bible Classes? 62; Members? 793. 

Family Altars? 295 reported to Presbyterial. 

Tithers? 302 reported to Presbyterial. 

Added on Profession of Faith ? 331 reported to Presbyterial. 

Stewardship Study Classes ? 3. Members ? 74. 

Mission Study Classes: Foreign? 64. Members? 913. Home? 61. 
Members? 895. 

Auxiliaries observing Day of Prayer for Missions: Foreign? 23. 
Home? 24. 

Volunteers for Life Service? 36. 

Auxiliaries observing Day of Prayer for Colleges? 14. 

Survey Canvass made? 47. 

Survey Subscribers? 831. 

Church Paper Canvass made? 33. 

Church Paper Subscribers? 623 reported. 

Copies Prayer Calendar used? 255. 

Auxiliaries having regularly prepared programs? 46. 

Auxiliaries using Year Book of Programs? 28. 

Auxiliaries having regular Literature table? 10. 

Contributions 

Foreign Missions: 

General $6,245 

Equipment (Miss Dowd) 347 $ 6,592 

Home Missions: 

Assembly's 1,986 

Synodical 1,050 

Presbyterial _ 1,307 

Congregational 476 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1,118 

S. S. Extension and Publication 333 

Educational Institutions 2.241 

Bible Cause 152 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PEESBYTEEY 377 



Orphans' Home 5.617 

Current Expenses 4,831 

Contingent Fund paid for Synodical and Presbyterial 487 

Miscellaneous Contributions 3,480 

Total to all causes $29,670 

Amount per Capita $ 12 

Total comarped with last year 2,928 plus 

Auxiliaries Reaching Standard of Excellence — Blue 9; Silver 6; 
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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVII/LE PRESBYTERY 383 

II.— SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMARY OF PRESBYTERY 

Are your schools under the control of the Session? 93 report yes. 

What special religious interest has there been in your schools 
during the year? 28 report some interest. 

How many pupils joined the church during the year? 329. 

How many schools have the following departments: (1) Cradle 
Roll, 30; 4.2) Beginners, 66; (3) Primary, 69; (4) Junior, 78; 
(5) Intermediate, 51; (6) Senior, 50; (7) Young People's, 43; 
(8) Adult, 65; (9) Home, 20; (10) Missionary, 3; (11) Teacher 
Training, 1; (12) Organized Classes — Secondary (12-23), 53; 
Adult (24 up), 30. 

How many Workers' Conferences are regularly held ? 9. 

How many of your schools have libraries ? 36. 

How many of your schools close for a portion of the year ? 5. 

To what extent is our own Sunday school literature used? 94 
use Presbyterian. 

What other literature is used ? 6 D. C. Cook, S. S. Times, Peloubet. 

Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 66; Hymns? 33; Cate- 
chisms? 82. 

How many Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes or Conventions 
were held within your bounds during year? None. 

Presbytery's permanent committee on Sabbath Schools, Y. P. 
Societies and Publication: 

CHARLES R. BAILEY, Laurel Hill, N. C. 

A. T. LASSITER, Benson, N. C. 

J. W. GOODMAN, Red Springs, N. C, Route No. 1. 

R. E. CARRINGTON, Sanford, N. C. 

J. F. MENIUS, Lillington, N. C. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk, 

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(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Foreign Missions— D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. 

McDiarmid and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

4. Sabbath Schools and Young People's Work— C. R. Bailey, A. T. 

Lassiter, J. W. Goodman, A. C. Ray, R. E. Carrington and 
J. F. Menius. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 

E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, 
W. DeB. McEachin and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, J. D. A. 

Brown, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. W. Goodman. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassiter, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 

Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home— W. L. Wilson, E. B. Carr, W. S. Weather- 

spoon and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and G. H. West. 

8. Systematic Beneficence— W. E .Hill, H. G. Hill, A. R. McQueen, 

E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick and J. F. 
Menius. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, Neill Mc- 

lnnis, A. R. McQueen and D. P. McEachern. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 

tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, Fairley Murray and A. C. Ray. 

A. C. Ray. 

12. Men's Work— A. C. Ray, L. A. McGeachy, Edgar Hall, O. L. 

Johnson and J. M. Wilson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— C. L. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, R. C. Gilmore, 

V. R. Gaston, I. N. Clegg. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 

C. E. Clarke and J. A. McAllister. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill. C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, 

W. L. Wilson, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 

ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

6. Theology— H. G. Hill, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 

Queen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, Neill Mclnnis, 

J. W. Goodman. 

8. Ecclesiastical History — R. A. McLeod, Jonas Barclay, W. L. 

Wilson, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member-Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by t'he General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 

Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 

Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharpe, 1522 
Hurl) Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 
Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 
North Sixth StTeet, Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 
House, New York, N. Y. 

Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 
Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 
Richmond, Va. Offerings to be made at' convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Schools and Colleges; Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, David- 
son, N. C. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphans' Home; Treasurer, Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Moderator Laurinburg, N. C. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, Stated Clerk Maxton, N.C. 

Rev. J. W. Goodma/ni, Permanent Clerk Red Springs, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall, 1925— A. L. James. 
Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1927— A. R. McQueen. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. M. 

Mclver. 
Exit Fall, 1925— Jno. H. Kennedy, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Exit Fall, 1927— Rev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Trustee at Large — C. E. Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1924— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean, Dr. J. A. Macdonald, Toronto, Canada. 

Exit Spring, 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W. J. Johnson. 

Exit Spring, 1926— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Rev. H. C. McPherson. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, G. M. 
Rose, D. G. McKeithan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, 
Rev. H. G. Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose, C. C. McAllister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1924 — A. B. Cameron, Frank S. Blue. 

Exit Spring, 1925 — Alex Campbell. 

Exit Spring, 1926 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— H. G. Hill, C. E. Clarke, W. C. Brown, E. C. 
Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaurin, A. R. McQueen, A. W. 
Crawford, E. H. Williamson, J. D. Cole and A. R. McEachern. 

2 Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — A. R. McQueen, 
I. N. Clegg, H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod and A. W. 
McLean. 

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ADJOURNED MEETING EAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, K. C, June 26, 1923. 

Presbytery met at the First Church, Fayetteville, N". C, 
June 26, 1923, at 1 :00 o'clock p. m., and was opened with 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. A. T. Lassiter. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. T. Lassiter, L. Smith, W. E. Hill, W. L. 
Wilson, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. E. Moore- 
house, C. B. Craig, I. K Clegg, V. R. Gaston, M. A. Ray, 
J. W. Goodman, F. M. Bain, C. L. Wicker, C. M. Gibbs, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. C. Brown, R. A. McLeod, C. E. Clarke, 
J. B. Black and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders : J. W. McLauchlin, Raef ord ; H. D. Came- 
ron, Rock Branch; J. D. Cole, White Hill; Chas. Rankin, 
Fayetteville First ; I. L. Shaw, St. Andrews ; J. H. Kennedy, 
Cumnock; J. B. Cameron, Pinehurst; D. McL. Holt, Jones- 
boro; C. C. Price, Iona; S. Aitken, Highland; N. D. M. 
Clark, Long Street ; D. B. McQueen, Pembroke ; C. C. Under- 
wood, Euphronia ; D. A. Huf fine, Cameron Hill ; ~H. H. Wil- 
liams, McMillan ; D. M. Johnson, Phillipi ; J. M. Mclntyre, 
Godwin. 

The special committee appointed to consider the status of 
Wildwood Church and report advising as to the location of the 
building, reported the following recommendations, which 
were adopted : 

1. That the church be erected on the site now occupied by the 
Tabernacle. 

2. That the Trustees of the Presbytery be instructed to execute 
a deed to Mr. C. L. Bailey for land given for the erection of the 
church at another point. 

The request of the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald 



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College that they be given the first order of the day on Thurs- 
day of the Fall meeting, was granted. 

The commissions appointed to install Eev. V. G. Smith as 
pastor of Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex churches, report- 
ed these duties performed on Sunday May 27th, 1923 at 
Parkton and Lumber Bridge, and on Sunday, June 3rd, 1923 
at Rex. The reports were approved. 

Rev. E. C. Murray and Ruling Elders A. C. McDonald and 
J. A. Hodgin reported their attendance upon the last meet- 
ing of the General Assembly. Their reports were approved 
and their diligence commended. 

The committee appointed to consider and report a practi- 
cal method by which Presbytery may aid Elise High School 
financially, made report which was taken up seriatim and 
adopted as a whole as follows : 

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BOARD OF 
TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

We, the Board of Trustees of Elise High School are deeply ap- 
preciative of the sincere interest manifested by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery and are grateful for the, promise of active co-operation and 
support embodied in the resolution adopted at the last regular 
meeting of Presbytery at Highland Church, Fayetteville, N. C. 
In accordance with Presbytery's request that the Board of Trust- 
ees of Elise High School, in conjunction with three laymen repre- 
sentatives of the Presbytery, seek to work out a clear and states- 
manlike policy for the future conduct of the school, we, the Board 
of Trustees and one representative layman, namely Mr. Charles 
Rankin, met at Hemp, N. C, May 21, 1923, and respectfully submit 
the following findings and recommendations: 

Findings : 

1. That the school is doing most excellent work under a corps 
of splendid, consecrated, Christian teachers, who are exerting defi- 
nite influence upon their pupils toward Christian ideals. We are 
happy to report that all our present faculty are to return next 
year, having accepted largely on the promise of your active co- 
operation and support in making Elise a better equipped and more 
efficient plant. 

2. That the student body is composed of 64 very promising 
students, 30 of whom are boarding students. There is every indi- 
cation of an increasing enrollment, provided we equip the school 
adequately and give it any reasonable support. Furthermore, we 
are confident that with increased enrollment, the cost of maintain- 



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enee per unit will be materially decreased. Even with our present 
enrollment, there was only a small deficit of approximately $700.- 
00. The thirty per cent of the Schools and Colleges Fund, provided 
by Presbytery at its last meeting should largely cover this yearly 
deficit and we request that this proportion be continued yearly. 

3. We are of the opinion that more thorough and extensive ad- 
vertising of the advantages which Elise has to offer, should be 
undertaken with special attention called to these two features — 
(1) Our Christian faculty and the strong religious atmosphere of 
the school. (2) The school's adaptability in dealing with pupils 
of older age who might be unwilling to enter a high school where 
the personnel of the student body was younger. We expect to ac- 
complish this by advertising in our church papers, through personal 
solicitation by our principal, through the aid of Pastors furnishing 
lists of prospects, through our Home Mission Superintendent, and 
through our Ladies Auxiliaries. 

4. We also see the possibility of great aid being rendered to a 
number of young men and women through the Donaldson School 
Loan Fund and also a still further advance along the same idea if 
the larger Bible classes and Societies of our churches will take 
as their special work some student anxious but unable to attend 
school and pay his expenses in full or in part, the student signing a 
note for repayment of the money into a general scholarship fund 
at Elise to help other students. 

5. That our first consideration should be to make necessary re- 
pairs on the buildings we now have to preserve them and render 
them more habitable. The sewerage system requires a new septic 
tank to be installed and larger piping. Some of these dormitories 
must also be furnished with usable furniture, which can be done 
at moderate cost. 

6. That in accordance with the prevailing sentiment expressed 
on the floor of Presbytery, we reliquish the idea of erecting any 
such pretentious building as a $30,000.00 brick dormitory, even to 
secure the eight acres of land contiguous to the school and promis- 
ed on condition of our building such dormitory by January 1, 1924. 
It has become apparent that it will be impossible for us to get 
the title to this land in fee simple. It would revert in, ownership 
if we ever disposed of it for other than: school purposes. Therefore, 
retaining our already purchased ownership of two undivided acres 
of the eight mentioned, we will build our dormitory on our present 
land which we own in fee simple. We plan to build immediately 
on our campus, just across the street from our present dormitories, 
a modern and commodious wooden dormitory containing dining 
room and kitchen, at an approximate cost of $15,000.00. You recall 
that we have already in our treasury $9,000.00 contributed for the 
purpose of erecting a dormitory. Supplementing this with $6,000.- 
00 we can build a very creditable building. 

With these FINDINGS, we respectfully make the following 
recommendations : 

Resolution 1. That Presbytery instruct our Superintendent of 
Home Missions, Rev. Letcher Smith, to solicit students and convey 



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information about the school in his visitations among the churches 
of Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery request pastors to furnish lists of prospects 
among pupils ready for eighth grade work, to the principal of TClise 
High School. 

3. That the Board of Trustees of Elise High School be authoriz- 
ed to proceed with the proposed Building and to employ a man and 
put him in the field to raise $7,500.00 net. 

_ 4. That Presbytery urge our Bible Classes and other organiza- 
tions in the church to undertake the support of individual students 
who are preparing for Christian work. 

Signed: Members of Board of Trustees of Elise High 
School, and Mr. Charles Rankin, Presbytery's Special 
Reoresentative. 

Mr. James Thomas Ellis, Jr., of Galatia church was pre- 
sented by the pastor and Session of this church as a suitable 
person to be received under the care of Presbytery as a can- 
didate for the ministry. After due examination he was re- 
ceived as a candidate for the ministry, it was ordered that 
his name be enrolled as such, and he was referred to the com- 
mittee on Christian Education for further guidance in his 
preparation for the ministry. 

The committee appointed to investigate Pinehurst church 
made report, which was referred to the Home Mission Com- 
mittee for report at the next adjourned meeting. 

It was ordered that when we adjourn, we do so to meet in 
the First Church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, July 24th at 1 
o'clock p. m. 

The following commission was appointed to investigate 
the advisability of organizing a church at Comfort Chapel: 
D. L. Jones, C. M. Gibbs, K. A. McLeod and Mr. J. M. Wil- 
son. 

The session of Long Street church presented the Presby- 
tery a history of this church, written by its present pastor, 
Eev. K. A. McLeod, which was accepted by a rising vote of 
thanks. 

The committee appointed to consider a re-grouping of 



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the churches of the Presbytery, made its report, which was 
considered seriatim, amended and adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RE-GROUPING OF CHURCHES 

Your committee recommends: 

I. That the following groups of churches be formed: 

1. Benson, Alaska, Rosetneath, Four Oaks and Wildwood, 
with mission points in the adjacent territory. 

2. Selma, Fairview, Community and Progressive, with mis- 
sion points in the field. 

3. White Oak, Kenly, Mizpah, Spring Hill, Oak Grove and 
Centre Ridge. 

4. Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet, Broadway and Barbecue. 

5. Fairmont (with pastor located at t?his point), Iona, Elrod, 
Midway. 

6. That Hillside be supplied by the pastor of Ashpole church. 

7. Philadelphus, Pembroke and Mt. Tabor. 

8. Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Salem and Pine Grove. 

9. Buffalo, White Hill, Pocket and Euphronia. 

10. Cumnock, Horseshoe and Gulf, with mission points in the 
adjacent territory. 

II. That the Home Mission committee supplement the salary of 
the Cumnock, Horseshoe and Gulf churches to such an extent as 
to make the total salary $2,000.00 and manse. 

HI. That the Presbytery allow the Rock Branch and Cameron 
Hill churches to call a pastor-teacher, and that he be allowed to 
teach the school at Rock Branch. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman, 

C. M. GIBBS, Sec'y of Committee. 

Rev. M. A. Ray tendered his resignation of the pastorates 
of Buffalo and Rock Branch churches, and, it appearing that 
the churches concurred with him in his request, his resigna- 
tion was accepted and the pastoral relations between him anl 
said churches were dissolved. 

The Jonesboro church asked permission to amend their 
call to their pastor, Rev. M. A. Ray, so as to read for "two 
morning and two evening services per month at a salary of 
$1,000.00 per annum, payable monthly" ; The St. Andrews 
church asked to be allowed to amend their call so as to read : 



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"for two morning and two evening services per month, at a 
salary of of $1,000.00 per annum, payable monthly" ; and the 
Salem church asked to be permitted to amend their call to 
read: "for two afternoon services per month at a salary of 
$250.00 per annum, payable monthly." These requests were 
granted and the churches were commended for this forward 
step. 

An amended call from Bethesada church was docketed for 
consideration at the next adjourned meeting. 

A call from White Hill church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. C. E. Clarke was received, and the Stated Clerk was 
instructed to return same to the Session of the church, with 
the information that the grouping made by Presbytery at 
this time makes its impossible to put this call into Bro. 
Clarke's hands. 

The following recommendations of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee were adopted : 

1. That $250.00 be appropriated from the Elliott Legacy Fund 
to Alaska church building. 

2. That $500.00 be appropriated from t>he Elliott Legacy Fund to 
aid im the erection of a manse at Kenly, N. C, provided that the peo- 
ple of the Kenly church proceed at once to take proper steps to 
erect said manse. 

3. That Synod's Committee be requested to contribute $500.00 
to aid in the erection of the manse at Kenly, provided the people 
of Kenly church go forward as soon as possible with the erection 
of the manse. 

4. That Bluff, Godwin and McMillan be allowed to employ Rev. 
T. C. Croker as Stated Supply for one year from June 1, 1923 at a 
salary of $1,525.00 and manse— from Bluff $725.00, Godwin $500.00 
and McMillan $300.00. 

Kev. L. Smith was requested to communicate with the 

above group of churches urging them to raise the salary to 

$2,000.00 and manse. 

At the request of Rev. A. W. Crawford, the present chair- 
man, Rev. R. A. McLeod was added to the Permanent com- 
mittee on Synod's Home Missions and made chairman of the 
committee. 



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The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. R. A. McLeod, 
to meet in the First Church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, July 24, 
1923, at 1:00 o'clock p. m. 

A. T. LASSITER, Moderator, 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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Fayetteville, M". C., July 24, 1923. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery met in 
the First Church, Fayetteville, at 1 :00 o'clock p. m., and was 
called to order by Rev. W. C. Brown, the last Moderator pres- 
ent, and led in prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, W. C. Brown, E. L. Siler, L. 
Smith, C. E. Bailey, G. F. Kirkpatrick, L. A. McLaurin, 
W. L. Wilson, G. E. Moorehouse, S. K. Phillips, C. B. Craig, 
V. G. Smith. 

Ruling Elders: Edwin Morgan, Lakeside; J. B. Came- 
ron, Pinehurst ; Chas. Eankin, Fayetteville First. 

Eev. Chas. E. Bailey tendered his resignation of the pastor- 
ates of the Church in the Pines and Lakeside, and requested 
the dissolution of these pastoral relations effective August 
13, 1923. He also requested a letter of dismission to Win- 
chester Presbytery. Presbytery having received official com- 
munications from these churches signifying their concurrence 
in this request, the pastoral relation was dissolved to take ef- 
fect August 13, 1923, and Bro. Bailey was granted a letter 
of dismission to Winchester Presbytery. 

A communication from the Assembly's Stewardship Com- 
mittee was read and referred to the Presbytery's Committee 
on Stewardship, to report at the Fall meeting. 

Eev. C. M. Gibbs reported his attendance on the sessions 
of the General Assembly at Montreat, which was approved 
and his diligence commended. 



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The request of the Bethesda church for permission to 
change the terms of call for its pastor, Rev. V. R. Gaston, 
docketed from the last adjourned meeting, was again 
placed on the docket for the Fall meeting. 

The following resolutions presented by the Home Mis- 
sion Committee were taken up seriatim and adopted : 

1. That $1,000.00 be appropriated from Home Mission Funds for 
pastor's support at Pinehurst church, for one year, for all time 
pastor, beginning' when the pastor shall be secured and he shall 
begin his work there. This appropriation to be made with the un- 
derstanding that if funds can be raised from other sources, the 
Home Mission Committee fund is to be relieved to whatever amount 
may be secured in this way. And it is further understood that if 
possible the Synod's Home Mission Committee shall, at request 
of Presbytery, share equally in this appropriation, giving $500.00 
of the amount. 

2. That Raeford Tabernacle be sold and the proceeds be devoted 
to the erection of a church building at Wildwood. 

3. That $500.00 be appropriated from the Elliott Legacy Fund 
to aid in the erection of a church building at Wildwood. 

It was ordered that when we adjourn, we do so to meet 
at Maxton, Tuesday, September 4, at 3 o'clock p. m. 

It was ordered that the matter of providing a home for 
our Superintendent of Home Missions be placed on the docket 
for the Fall meeting, and a special committee consisting of 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. S. K. Phillips, Chas. Rankin 
and Edwin Morgan, was appointed to bring in a report on 
this matter. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to purchase a re- 
vised edition of Alexander's Digest for the Presbytery. 

The minutes of this session were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. L. A. McLau- 
rin, to meet at Maxton, Tuesday, September 4, 1923, at 1 
o'clock p. m. 

W. C, BROWN, Moderator, 
E. L. SILER, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, N. C, September 4, 1923. 

Presbytery met, pursuant to adjournment, in the Maxton 
Presbyterian church on September 4, 1923, at 3 o'clock p. m., 
with Rev. R. A. McLeod, the last Moderator present, acting 
as Moderator. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. 
J. B. Black, special prayer being offered by request for the 
recovery of Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Dixon. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: Dougald Monroe, R. A. McLeod, J. B. Black, 
I. 1ST. Clegg, C. E. McLean, L. A. McLaurin and G. F. Kirk- 
patrick. 

Ruling Elders: Dougald Stewart, Smyrna; Alexander 
McGirt, Ashpole; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Edwin Mor- 
gan, Lakeside ; H. D. Cameron, Rock Branch. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Messrs. A. L. Currie of Galatia, and Robert Bruce Mc- 
Queen of Rowland were examined and received under the 
care of the Presbytery as candidates for the ministry, and 
commended to the committe oef Christian Education for 
further directions, after which Rev. J. B. Black delivered 
to them a short charge, 

A paper relative to the office of Synodical Secretary of 
Stewardship, was received and ordered placed on the docket 
of the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

The pastoral relation between Rev. C. E. McLean and Ash- 
pole Church was dissolved at their request, and brother Mc- 
Lean was granted permission to supply the church until the 
church can secure another pastor. 



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The pastoral relation between Eev. E. B. Carr and Cam- 
eron Hill church was dissolved at their mutual request. 

The report of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick as to his attendance 
upon the sessions of the last General Assembly as Commis- 
sioner from this Presbytery, was received and approved. 

Rev. Kenneth McCaskill presented a letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Lexington; after due examination 
he was received into this Presbytery and his name enrolled, 
after signing the usual obligations required of ministers. 

Calls from Rock Branch and Cameron Hill churches were 
found in order and placed in the hands of Rev. K. McCas- 
kill. Upon his acceptance of these calls, the following com- 
mission was appointed to install him at both churches on Sept- 
ember 16 — the installation to be made at Roch Branch at 11 
o'clock a. m. — Rev. M. D. McNeill to preside and preach; 
Rev. M. A. Ray to charge the pastor; Rev. E. B. Carr to 
charge the congregation. Ruling Elders H. C. Cameron and 
D. A. Huffines were added to complete the commission. The 
same commission with same parts at both churches. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer — special prayer being 
offered for the restoration of Rev. C. E. McLean's voices— to 
meet in regular Fall session at West End, September 25, 
1923, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

R. A. McLEOD, Moderator, 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDEED AND TWENTY-FIRST SESSION" 
FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTEKY. 



West End, N. C., September 25, 1923. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and twenty- 
first regular session, in the West End Presbyterian church, 
at 8 o'clock p. m., and was opened with a sermon by Rev. 
A. T. Lassiter, the retiring Moderator, from two texts : John 
8:24 and Luke 16:23. 

Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer by the 
Moderator. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, M. D. McNeill (2), C. G. Var- 
dell (3), L. Smith, W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon (3), A. R. 
McQueen, V. R. Gaston (2) I. N. Clegg (2), W. L. Wilson, 
A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, C. L. Wicker (2), L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, C. E. Moorehouse (2), W. E. Hill, J. W. Goodman, 
E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, 
E. C. Murray, A. W. Crawford (2), J. F. Menius, R. G. 
Matheson, Jonas Barclay, Neill Mclnnis, E. B. Carr, J. B. 
Black, T. C. Croker, R. C. Gilmore (2), S. K. Phillips, F. M. 
Bain, V. G. Smith (2), H. C. McPherson (2), Kenneth Mc- 
Caskill.— 36. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. McNeill (2), Aberdeen; H. F. 
Currie, Antioch; John A. McCormick (2), Ashpole; J. A. 
Campbell, Bensalem; Jesse Carter, Sr., (2), Bethesda; M. A. 
McLeod, Broadway; R. B. Wicker (2), Buffalo; D. J. Pierce 
(2), Cameron; Rory McNair, Centre; H. M. McKenzie, 
Culdee; A. D. McLauchlin (2), Cypress; Edgar Hall, Dun- 
darrach; E. W. Bost (2), Eagle Springs; W. G. Carter (2), 
Elise; C. C. Underwood (2), Euphronia; Martin Blue (2), 
Eureka; W. A. West (2), Fayetteville First; N. B. McDon- 
ald, Flat Branch; E. B. Wood, Galatia; John Graham, Sr., 



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Godwin; W. H. Garner, Goldston; H. M. Pinkston, High- 
land; J. A. McMillan, Iona; N". D. J. Clark, Jackson 
Springs; O. C. Hunter (2), Jonesboro; J. A. Knott, Lake- 
view; Clarence Lytch, (2), Laurel Hill; D. C. McNeill, 
Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; O. L. Johnson, Lilling- 
ton; Dr. Thos. Stamps, Lumber Bridge; A. W. McLean (2), 
Lumberton; J. H. Priest (2), Manly; L. L. McGirt, Max- 
ton; J. M. McMillan, McMillan; W. A. Thompson (2), Mid- 
way; Geo. W. Mcintosh (2), Milton; John A. McKay (2), 
Montpelier; Dr. D. S. Currie (2), Parkton; D. M. Johnson, 
Phillipi; Bruce Cameron, Pinehurst; D. L. Alston, Pitts- 
boro; D. A. Mcintosh (2), Pocket; D. S. Poole, Raeford; 
Paul McKay, Raven Rock; J. A. McRae, Red Springs; A. 
C. Sinclair^), Rowland; H. M. Williams (2), Sanford; 
Calvin McNeill, Sherwood; P. P. McCain, Shiloh; D. C. 
Stewart, Smyrna; C. C. Young (2), Spence; A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, St. Pauls; J. S. Bethea, Summerville; M. McQ. 
Bailey, Union ; H. A. Stowe, West End ; W. G. Wicker, White 
Hill.— 57. 

The following ministers were absent: L. L. Little, 
W. C. Buchanan, G. T. Pace, C. E. Clarke, Dugald Munroe, 
C. M. Gibbs, W. M. Currie, C. E. McLean, M. A. Ray.— 9. 

The following churches were not represented : Alaska, Bar- 
becue, Benson, Bethel, Big Rockiish, Bluff, Buie's Creek, 
Bunnlevel, Cameron Hill, Cape Fear, Carthage, Centre 
Ridge, Church in the Pines, Church of the Covenant, Coats, 
Community, Cumnock, Duke, Dunn, Elrod, Ephesus, Fair- 
mont, Fairview, Four Oaks, Gibson, Grove, Gulf, Harnett, 
Haywood, Hebron, Hillside, Hope Mills, Horseshoe, Kenly, 
Lakeside, Longstreet, McPherson, Mizpah, Mt. Pisgah, Mt. 
Tabor, Mt. Vernon Springs, Naomi, Oak Grove, Oakland, 
Palestine, Pembroke, Philadelphus, Pine Grove, Progressive, 
Rex, Rock Branch, Roseneath, Salem, Sandy Grove, Sardis, 
Selma, Shannon, Smithneld, Spies, Spring Hill, St. An- 
drews, Sunnyside, Vass, Westminister, Wildwood. — 64. 



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Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was elected Moderator, and Rev. 
J. W. Goodman Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Devotional Exercises made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

1. We recommend the following hours for meeting: 9:00 a. m., 
to 12:30 p. m., 1:30 p. m. to 4:30 p. m., and 7:30 p. m. to adjourn 
at will. 

2. That the Presbyterial sermon be preached tomorrow morning 
at 11:00 o'clock, by Rev. D. L. Jones, to be followed by the Presby- 
terial Communion service. 

3. That it be made the special order of the day for tomorrow 
afternoon at two o'clock to hear the report of the Stewardship 
Committee. 

4. That it be made the second order o2 the day for tomorrow 
afteroon, to hear Superintendent J. B. Johnston on the Synod's 
Orphans' Home. 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

Presbytery decided to accept the invitation to visit Sam- 
arcand Manor after adjournment tomorrow afternoon. 

Rev. W. H. Brown, local pastor of the M. E. Church South, 
was introduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The imprinted minutes were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by the Moderator, to 
meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning. 

Prebytery met at 9 o'clock a. m., and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. L. A. McLaurin. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

The Stated Clerk presented report on Vacancies and Ab- 
sentees. The former was referred to the Nominating Com- 
mittee, and the latter to the committee on Leave of Absence. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 



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STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures — J. F. Menius, Jonas Barclay, J. A. McMillan. 

Calls and Supplies — S. K. Phillips, Neill Mclnnis, 0. L. Johnson. 

Judical-^E. B. Carr, Edgar Hall, D. C. McNeill. 

Nominations — C. B. Craig, A, T. Lassiter, W. A. West. 

Minutes of General Assembly — F. M. Bain, E. C. Murray, H. M. 
Pinkston. 

Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones, W. C. Brown, Dr. Thos. Stamps. 

Orders— L. A. McLaurin, T. C. Croker, L. L. McGirt. 

Printed Minutes of Presbytery — W. L. Wilson, R. A. McLeod, 
D. S. Poole. 

The request of Ephesus church for permission to amend 
their call for pastor so as to read $250.00 per annum instead 
of $200.00, was granted and the church commended. 

The commission appointed to install Kev. F. M. Bain at 
Flat Branch, Raven Bock and Ephesus churches reported 
this work done at Flat Branch on August 19, 1923, and at 
Raven Rock and Ephesus on August 27, 1923. The report 
was approved. 

A petition for the organization of a church, near the J. 
Van Lindley Nursery, in Harnett County, was granted, and 
the following commission was appointed to organize, if the 
way shall be found clear : Rev. Messrs. A. T. Lassiter, S. K. 
Phillips and F. M. Bain, and Ruling Elders James Shaw 
and D. M. Fairley. Time : Second Sunday in October. 

A communication from the President of Davidson College 
was read and referred to the Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion. 

A communication on Men's Work, from Mr. J. P. Mc- 
Callie, was received and referred to the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Men's Work. 

A communication from Licentiate D. A. Blue was referred 
to the Special Committee, Rev. S. K. Phillips, chairman, ap- 
pointed at a previous meeting to confer with Mr. Blue. 



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Mr. J. H. Kennedy, and Rev. W. E. Hill reported their 
attendance, as Commissioners to the last General Assembly. 
The reports were approved and their diligence commended. 

A communication from the General Assembly's Committee 
of Home Missions was received and referred to the Presby- 
tery's Committee on Assembly's Home Missions. 

A communication from Rev. Dougald Munroe was read 
and referred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

A call from White Hill church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. C. E. Clarke, was received and referred to the com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. Kenneth Mc- 
Caskill at Rock Branch and Cameron Hill, reported these 
duties performed on Sunday, September 16, 1923. The re- 
port was approved. 

The commission appointed to consider the advisability of 
organizing a church at Comfort Chapel made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Your commission finds that it is advisable to organize a church 
there. We understand that a petition for organization at Comfort 
Chapel will soon be brought before Presbytery. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

An overture to Synod, regarding the Synod's Secretary of 
Stewardship, was read and referred to the committee on Bills 
and Overtures. 

The following young men presented themselves, desiring 
to be received under the care of Presbytery as candidates for 
the Ministry: Geo. B. Ward, First Church, Eayetteville, 
J. A. Sherill, of the Sherwood church, and J. W. Morris of 
the Elat Branch church. After a satisfactory examination, 
and a charge delivered to the candidates by Rev. H. G. Hill, 
at request of the Moderator, they were received as candidates, 
their names enrolled, and they were referred to the committee 
on Christian Education for further guidance. 



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It was ordered that the hour 10:00-11:00 of Thursday 
morning of the next Spring Meeting be set apart for a con- 
sideration of the State of Religion in connection with the 
report of the committee on the Narrative. 

The special committee appointed to interview Licentiate 
13. A. Blue, made the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee would recommend that Mr. D. A. Blue retain 
his status, for the present, as a Licentiate, he agreeing to return 
to his home and seek every opportunity to give the proof of his 
ministry, leaving the matter of his ordination to such a time as 
he shall be called to some definite work. 

S. K. PHILLIPS, 
W. C. BROWN. 

The amended call from Bethesda church was returned to 
the docket for the Spring Meeting. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. V. R. Gaston to present a 
memorial of Rev. J. D. A. Brown, at this meeting and Rev. 
R. C. Gilmore to present a memorial of Rev. C. V. Cavitt 
at the Spring Meeting. 

Raeford was chosen unanimously, by a rising vote, as the 
place for the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. Messrs. J. B. Black and Kenneth McCaskill were 
appointed to conduct the Presbyterial communion service, to 
be assisted by the following Ruling Elders : Bruce Cameron, 
Paul McKay, P. P. McCain, D. C. Stewart, Rory McNair, 
K B. McDonald, D. L. Alston and Calvin McNeill. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the presbyterial sermon 
preached by Rev. D. L. Jones, on the Virgin Birth of Christ, 
from the text : Luke 1 :35. The sermon was followed by the 
communion service, and this by a memorial service, at which 
Rev. V. R. Gaston read the following memorial of Rev. J. D. 
A. Brown, which was adopted by a rising vote : 



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REV. J. D. A. BROWN 

Rev. James Douglas Alexander Brown was born in Robeson Coun- 
ty, N. C, November 19, 1837, and died at Aberdeen, N. C. (Moore 
County), July 18, 1923. He was the son of Rev. Joseph Brown and 
Eliza (Graham) Brown. At the time of his birth his father was 
pastor of the Ashpole Church near the present town of Rowland, 
N. C. While he was less than a year old his father moved with 
him to South Carolina and became pastor of the Hopewell Church, 
located not a great distance from the present city of Florence, S. C. 

Brother Brown grew to manhood in the old Hopewell community, 
and graduated with A. B. degree from Oglethorpe University, Ga., 
in 1859, and from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1862. He was 
licensed in 1862. and ordained in 1865 by Harmony Presbytery. He 
supplied Marion Court House, and Little Pee Dee in South Caro- 
lina from 1862 to 1865, and then served the Church at Florence, 
S. C, as pastor from 1865 to 1870. Brother Brown was pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church at Orangeburg from 1870 to 1874, then 
stated supply at Washington, Ga., for almost seven years, after 
which he became pastor of Eutaw and New Hope, Ala. After leav- 
ing this field be became stated supply in 1905 of Bethesda, at Aber- 
deen, N. C, and Jackson Springs, N. C. In 1911, he gave up these 
churches, but continued several years to supply several small 
churches in the surrounding country. For several years before his 
death, failing health kept him from engaging in any regular work. 

Brother Brown was twice married, first to Miss Girardeau, sister 
of Dr. J. L. Girardeau, and after 4 her death to Miss Hutson, also 
deceased. Two children born to him died in infancy. He left no 
near relatives. 

Brother Brown was a thorough student, and was unusually gifted 
as a preacher. He came of a generation that placed great empha- 
sis on the sermon. His sermons, even his prayer meeting talks, 
were carefully constructed, and written out in full with a beautiful 
round hand, with every "I" dotted and every "T" crossed. 

Brother Brown had gone to Montreat for his usual vacation. 
Feeling that his strength was failing he took the train for Aber- 
deen, N. C, just about a week after he got there. He arrived at 
Aberdeen and was carried to Mr. A. A. McKeithen's residence where 
he had made his home during the last few years. In this home he 
was tenderly cared for and everything possible was done for his 
comfort, but he passed away in less than 36 hours and was buried 
in Bethesda cemetery. He had reached a ripe old age and was 
ready to go. V. R. GASTON. 



Rev. J. W. Stork of Mecklenburg Presbytery was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

After special prayer had been offered for Rev. Dougald 



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Munroe and Dr. Gilbert McLeod, led by Kev. W. C. Brown, 
Presbytery took recess for dinner. 

Second Day — Afternoon. 

Presbytery met at 1 :3() p. m. 

The special committee appointed to consider the matter 
of securing a home for the Superintendent of Presbyterial 
Home Missions, made the following report which was adopt- 
ed: 

Your committee begs leave to report that after consultation and 
after canvassing the situation,, we do not deem it wise, at the pres- 
ent juncture, to agitate the matter of a home for the Superintendent 
of Home Missions, but request that Presbytery will continue the 
committee to act at its discretion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, 
S. K. PHILLIPS, 
CHAS. RANKIN. 

The following changes were made in this committee : Rev. 
D. L. Jones was substituted for Rev. G. P. Kirkpatrick, Rul- 
ing Elder J. M. Wilson for Mr. Edwin Morgan, and Rev. 
S. K. Phillips was made chairman of the committee. 

The order of the day, Report of the Permanent committee 
on Synod's Home Missions, was taken up and the report was 
presented by the chairman, Rev. R. A. McLeod. Pending its 
adoption, Presbytery heard a short address on this subject by 
Rev. A. W. Crawford, Superintendent of Synod's Home Mis- 
sions. The report was adopted as a whole and is as follows : 

SYNOD'S HOME MISSIONS 

The Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Synod's Home Mis- 
sions would respectfully report: 

First, that the Synod's Committee has gone steadily forward in 
its avowed purpose of placing a man wherever the work was needed 
in our bounds, aiding all the Presbyteries in placing men in the new 
fields as fast as men could be secured. No application for such aid 
has yet been declined. In this rapid expansion of the work, the 
obligations of the committee during the Synodical year now clos- 
ing have gone over $64,000 — an increase of about $12,000 over the 
previous year. 



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Second, that the total receipts up to September 20th for the 
Synodical year now closing have been approximately $52,000, leav- 
ing a balance of $12,000 to be met within the next ten days. 

Third, that from Fayetteville Presbytery there has been receiv- 
ed since April,1923 only $1,403.41. The apportionment for this 
Presbytery is $10,907. Half of this amount should be paid by Oct- 
ober 1, or at least $5,000. Only 50 of our 122 churches have sent 
any contribution since the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Your committee would recommend that the Presbytery urgently 
impress upon each minister and elder the necessity of laying these 
conditions before their churches immediately on their return home 
from Presbytery, and the absolute necessity of sending inside of 
the next five days every dollar of funds available for this work in 
order that the Synod's committee may close its year's work without 
a crushing debt. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

The second special order for the afternoon was taken up 
and Eev. W. E. Hill made report for the Stewardship com- 
mittee. Pending the adoption of this report, Presbytery 
heard an address by Mr. J. B. Spillman, Synod's Secretary 
of Stewardship, and also an address by Mr. J. A. Hafner, a 
member of the Assembly's Stewardship committee, on the 
"Equipment Eund". 

The report on Stewardship was adopted and is as follows : 

STEWARDSHIP 
Your committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That the Woman's Auxiliary and other church societies be 
urged not to undertake special benevolent work for causes that 
have not been approved by the Assembly, Synod, Presbytery or 
Session, until the entire benevolent quota for each approved cause 
has been fully subscribed by their church. 

2. That the benevolent funds be distributed according to the 
following percentages: Foreign Missions 33.3 per cent, Assembly's 
Home Missions 16 per cent, Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief 7.5 per cent, Sunday School Extension 2 per cent, Assembly's 
Training School .6 per cent, Bible Cause .6 per cent, Synod's Home 
Missions 10 per cent, Educational Institutions 10 per cent, Barium 
Springs Orphanage 7.5 per cent, Presbytery's Home Missions 12.5 
per cent. 

3. That all churches be urged to organize the men of the church 
according to the plan of the Assembly's Committee on Men's Work. 

4. That the quota of this Presbytery toward the expenses of the 



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Synod's Committee on Stewardship be accepted and paid in twelve 
equal installments beginning January 1, 1924, if the Synod decides 
to continue the office of Synod's Secretary of Stewardship, it being 
understood that any credits due Presbytery by reason of appro- 
priations by General Assembly's Stewardship Committee to the 
expenses of Synod's Stewardship Committee, shall be made during 
the last three months of that calendar year. 

5. That the following apportionment sheet for the year begin- 
ning April 1, 1924, be adopted: (See Appendix). 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 

The following resolution, offered by Rev. A. W. Crawford, 
was adopted : 

The Presbytery commends to the careful consideration of the 
churches the Equipment Fund of the General Assembly, and the 
collection to be taken therefor on the first Sunday in December. 
We express t?o the Stewardship committee of the General Assembly 
our special appreciation of the services of Mr. J. A. Hafner in the 
fine and eloquent presentation of this matter to the Presbytery. 

As the next order of the day, Presbytery heard an address 
by Mr. J. B. Johnston, General Manager of our Orphan's 
Home. 

The interests of Elise High School were presented to Pres- 
bytery by the Superintendent, Mr. McLeod, Kev. W. L. Wil- 
son and Rev. C. B. Craig. Mr. Wilson gave the Presbytery 
an opportunity to see at first hand six students of Elise who 
are candidates for the ministry. 

Presbytery took recess at 4 p. m., to accept an invitation 
to visit Samarcand Manor. 

Second Day — Evening. 

Presbytery met at 7 : 30 p. m. and resumed business. 

The following report of the committee on Men's Work 
was received and adopted, and the Laymen's Association was 
tendered a hearty vote of thanks for their splendid service to 
the churches during the past six months : 

The Laymen's Association of Fayetteville Presbytery and the 
Committee on Men's Work, having the same ends in view and hav- 
ing the same Chairman, submits the following report: 



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These organizations have been very active during the past six 
months in supplying the pulpits of ministers who were on vaca- 
tion, and those who, through illness or otherwise, were incapacitat- 
ed for work. They have tendered their services to all pastors 
and supplies and have responded to every call for services of this 
kind. 

During the month of August they have supplied the churches 
of Dr. H. G. Hill, Rev, E. L. Siler, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, and part 
of the time for Rev. R. G. Matheson, and have filled vacancies for 
a number of others. During the month of September they have 
supplied the churches of Rev. H. M. Ddxoaii, at, the request of the 
Superintendent of Home Missions. They also served, during the 
Summer, churches for Rev. A. T. Lassiter, Rev. Neill Mclnnis and 
Dr. E. C. Murray, along with others. 

The workers in these organizations have continually increased 
in number and those rendering such a service on each occasion have 
expressed joy at having this opportunity to render some service for 
the Master. 

The Association and the Committee on Men's Work again tender 
their services to the pastors and supplies of Presbytery for such 
helpfulness as they may be able to render. 

The Association and the Committee, however, have not been act- 
ive in perfecting organizations for Men's Work in the local church- 
es, and your committee recommends the adoption of the Assem- 
bly's plan for a local organization in each church where possible, and 
they recommend that there be full and complete co-operation on the 
part of pastors and Sessions with your committee in perfecting 
these organizations. 

A. C. RAY, Chairman. 

The following Statistical report to the Synod of North 
Carolina was read and adopted. 

Forty-six ministers, 122 churches, one Licentitate, thirty candi- 
dates, 14,026 Communicants — Resident 12,217, Non-resident 1,809, 
$298,156.00 aggregate of all funds raised during the year ending 
March 31, 1923, being $24,452 more than was raised thei year be- 
fore. Members added to the churches during the year, 1,110 — on 
examination 569, on certificate 541. 

Seven ministers were received: R. C, Gilmore, October 25, 1922; 
M. A. Ray, November 14, 1922; S. K. Phillips. November 14, 1922; 
F. M. Bain, February 13, 1923; V. G. Smith, April 18, 1923; H. C. 
McPherson, April 18, 1923; Kenneth McCaskill, September 4. 1923. 

Three ministers were transferred: Eugene Alexander to Con- 
cord Presbytery, February 13, 1923; L. C. Campbell to Albemarle 
Presbytery, April 18. 1923; C. R. Bailey to Winchester Presbytery, 
July 24, 1923. 

One church organized: Fairview, November 12, 1922. One 
church dissolved: Rennert, November 16, 1922. Eleven candidate* 



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received: Robt. L. McLeod, Jr., October 25, 1922; Archie B. WilH- 
ford, January 2, 1923; H. C. Bridges, February 13, 1923; John S. 
Johnson. April 18, 1923; DeWitt F. Helms, April 18, 1923; J. T. El- 
lis, Jr., June 26, 1923; A. L. Currie, September 4, 1923; Robt. Bruce 
McQueen, September 4, 1923; Geo. B. Ward, September 26, 1923; 
J. A. Sherrill, September 26, 1923; J. W. Morris, September 26, 
1923. 

Two ministers died: Rev. J. D. A. Brown, July 18, 1923, and Rev. 
C. V. Cavitt, September 6, 1923. 

Sixteen installations: J. F. Menius, Lillington, ll-12-'22; M. A. 
Ray, St. Andrews, l-14-'23; Jonesboro and Buffalo, 12-24-'22; Salem 
and Rock Branch, 12-31-'22; S. K. Phillips, Highland, 12-23-'22 
V. G. Smith, Parkton and Lumber Bridge, 5-27-'23; Rex, 6-3-'23 
R. C. Gilmore, Sanford, ll-5-'22; F. M. Bain, Flat Branch, 8-19-'23 
Raven Rock and Ephesus, 8-27-'23; Kenneth McCaskill, Rock 
Branch and Cameron Hill, 9-16- '23. 

Twelve dissolutions of pastoral relations; Eugene Alexander, 
Bethel, Shiloh, Dundarrach, Sandy Grove. 2-13-'23; M. A. Ray, 
Buffalo and Rock Branch, 6-26-'23; C. R. Bailey, Church in the 
Pines, Lakeside, 7-24-'23; C, E. McLean, Ashpole, 9-4-'23; I. N. 
Clegg, Iona and Midway, 9-27-'23. 

Thirty-six ministers in charge of 100 churches; 33 Pastors; 2 
Stated Supplies; 2 Evangelists; 2 Teachers; 1 Licentiate; 2 Foreign 
Missionaries; 2 Infirm; 117 Sunday Schools; 74 Y. P. Societies; 
82 Women's Societies; 23 churches vacant; $2,200 average salary 
paid to ministers in charge of churches; 28 Manses, with aggre- 
gate value $80,000.00; no county without minister or church. The 
next stated meeting of Presbytery at Raeford, N. C, Tuesday, 
April 22, 1924. 

E. L. Siler, Stated Clerk. 

The special order for the evening was taken up, and, after 
devotional exercises, Presbytery heard the report on Homo 
Missions, presented by Superintendent L. Smith. Pending 
the adoption of this report, Presbytery heard, with great in- 
terest, an address on Home Missions by Rev. H. G. Hill, for 
more than fifty years chairman of Home Missions in this 
Presbytery. The report was taken up seriatim and adopted 
as a whole and is as follows : 

HOME MISSIONS— APRIL 1, 1923 TO SEPTEMBER 1, 1923 

This report gives a partial account of work done by nine work- 
ers in Johnston, Harnett, Moore, Lee and Chatham Counties during 
the past five months to September 1. There are two other fields 
both in Johnston County from which there come no reports be- 
cause we have not now regular workers in them. 

The nine men report as follows: 41 organized churches served, 



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13 other points served regularly, 700 sermons preached, 73 profes- 
sions of faith in Christ, 57 additions to the Presbyterian church 
on profession of faith and 13 by letter; 3 Sabbath Schools organized; 
and they report the organization also of ladies auxiliaries and C. E. 
Societies. Six church buildings are in process of erection, several 
of them well advanced, and one at least — the church at Coats — 
soon to be ready to occupy, and the rest are assembling the mater- 
ial and getting ready to go forward with the work of construction. 
On account of the high cost of building now, our much needed church 
buildings cannot be completed without more money to help finish 
them. Erecting; good comfortable buildings in which to hold the 
services and worship God is of greatest importance at the present 
time. 

We have in our mission groups six! manses, two of them (Sardis 
and Flat Branch) recently built. The value of this property, at 
a very conservative and reasonable estimate* is $20,000. With two 
exceptions the churches of the eleven fields of our Home Mission 
territory furnish homes for their ministers. We are still paying 
rent of the home for the minister of the Selma group, and Rev. 
W. L. Wilson furnishes his own home at Elise. Some of our men 
are not very comfortably housed on account of needed repairs on the 
houses they occupy, and the inability to rent good comfortable 
homes for them. We need to push the construction of manses every- 
where. 

The news from these fields gives us encouragement. The 1 men 
in charge are doing faithful work, and making good progress. We 
have called a halt in the matter of organizing more churches in the 
Home Mission fields until we get what we have under shelter and on 
a more sure footing. We do not feel justified in opening up more 
work until we can secure well what we already have in hand. We 
consider it good policy to work on the intensive plan, rather than 
to reach for more than can be well worked. We hope, eventually, 
to get all the churches of our Presbytery so thoroughly in sympathy 
with out efforts that they will make the effort to do the part re- 
quired of them and give us the needed funds to extend our work to 
all the corners of the whole field — every church doing its part. 

We call especial attention to the fact that our work is well or- 
ganized and we are doing well in every department of the work of 
the kingdom. 

Steady progress is all we may expect for permanent results. We 
have good prospect of soon having good men in the two vacant 
groups We have been able so far this year to pay promptly our 
workers what was promised at the end of every month and to meet 
also all the demands coming up on the Home Mission, fund. The 
greater part of the Elliott Legacy has been appropriated to the 
erection of church buildings and we could use to good advantage 
as much more. We feel that we have good cause for gratitude to 
the great Head of the Church for the degree of success we have 
already attained, and trusting Him we go forward. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That a committee, composed of W. C. Brown, W. L. Wilson 



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and L. Smith, be appointed to co-operate with Pinehurst church in 
the selection of a pastor. 

2. That a committee composed of W. E. Hill, A. R. McQueen, L. 
Smith and elder E. H. Williamson be appointed to consider a group- 
ing of churches in and around Fayetteville, taking in Lakeview 
church, and report results to this, or the adjourned, meeting of 
Presbytery at Synod. 

3. That Sandy Grove church be granted permission to employ 
as supply the pastor of the Bethel group, to serve them fifth Sab- 
baths for one year. 

4. That the Treasurer of Presbytery be instructed to re-imburse 
the signers of note at Bank of Clayton for $150.00 borrowed to aid 
in the erection of Providence church and manse — this money to be 
paid out of first available funds from Home Mission treasury. 

5. That the Superintendent be instructed to use every effort to 
collect balance of salary due to H. H. Leach, for three months' 
service, from the churches of Kenly group wich have failed to pay 
their part of salary which they were expected to pay. 

6. That Rev. R. C. Gilmore be requested to visit White Hill 
church to endeavor to get said church to come in line with the 
grouping already established by Presbytery and report the result 
of his efforts to adjourned meeting of Presbytery at Synod. 

7. That Presbytery instruct its trustees to deed the lot?, on which 
Roseneath tabernacle was built, back to Mr. William Denning, the 
original donor. 

8. That a committee composed of E. L. Siler, Carl B. Craig and 
J. B. Black and elder McKay McKinnon be appointed to consider 
the re-grouping of certain churches in Scotland and lower Robeson 
counties and report at the adojurned meeting of Presbytery at 
Synod, if possible. 

9. That the twenty-five dollars per month be continued for 
manse rent for pastor at Selma from Home Mission Fund. 

10. That the Superintendent of Home Missions be empowered 
to make application to Synod's committee for necessary aid for 
workers and other needed funds for work in our Presbytery. 

L. SMITH, Superintendent. 

The committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Your committee recommends that the call from White Hill 
church for the pastoral services of Rev. C. E. Clarke, be not placed 
in his hands. 

S. K. PHILLIPS, 
NEILL McINNIS, 
O. L. JOHNSON. 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Permanent committee on Orphan's Home made the 
following report which was adopted : 

Your committee would emphasize the growing needs of Barium, 
and call attention to the fact that our Presbytery fell short more 
than $4,000.00 in the year ending April 1, 1923. Other matters 
concerning the institution have been set forth clearly and we all 
know the needs. Your committee would recommend that every 
church within its bounds be urged by Presbytery to hold a Thanks- 
giving service, with the pastor, or under the leadership of an elder 
or one of our laymen, with a view to a full and plenteous contribu- 
tion to Barium as an offering 1x> God from whom cometh every good 
and perfect gift. Not forgetting the S. S. collection on the 4th 
Sunday of each month. 

W. L. WILSON, Chairman. 

The committee on Bible Cause made the following report 
which was adopted : 

The American Bible Society the past year has published and dis- 
tributed the greatest number of Bibles in the history of the Society. 
It circulates the Bible in different dialects and languages, to the 
number of 150. It supplies Bibles for the Blind in 12 systems. 

The General Assembly's quota in benevolent budget last year 
was $27,000, and there was contributed $25,030. 

The Society puts out the cheapest Bible printed. It is giving 
the heathen people the Bible and portions at a price they all can 
buy. Last year the largest single shipment was made to China 
that had ever been made to China in history of Society — 187,000 
volumes. Our Presbytery fell back a little last year. We contri- 
buted only $761.00. Let us give the people a chance to contribute 
to the great cause of carrying the Bible to all lands and to all people. 

A. T. LASSITER, 

DR. THOS. STAMPS, 

J. R. BOWDEN, Committee. 

The Executive Committee of Foreign Missions made the 
following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

I. We are glad to report that our Foreign Mission receipts from 
the whole Assembly for the first four months of this current year 
are $40,000 more than for the same period last year, and that the 
thirty odd new missionaries who it was so desirable should be sent 
out promptly, have been financially provided for and have sailed, 
or are about to sail, for their fields of labor. 

II. Trustworthy pledges of $2,700 per year over and above ac- 
customed Foreign Mission contributions are required for each new 
missionary sent to the field, and twice that amount for a married 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 27 



pair. This figure is obtained by dividing the total cost of a normal 
year's work by the number of missionaries. The Committee thinks 
it wiser to require this whole amount at the start than to require 
only half and t?hen struggle for years with the other half in the form 
of a debt. It is believed that this policy, strictly adhered! to, will 
place our Foreign Mission work on an increasingly sound business 
basis. 

This $2,700 covers personal equipment, travel to the field, salary, 
house rent and repairs, furlough travel to and from the field, hos- 
pital and doctors' bills, one-half dental bills, cost of work on the 
field, and all the other expenses at home and abroad incident to one 
missionary's life and work. 

The smallest pledge on which a missionary or missionary pair is 
assigned is $300. On the basis of this minimum pledge of new 
money per annum, though larger amounts are even more welcome, 
the Committee will assign a new missionary who will sail when 
the remainder of the required $2,700 is secured from other sources. 

In the case of missionaries already on the field the old figure, 
$lj350 per annum, still holds as the required maintenance fund per 
missionary, or $2,700 per married pair. 

Three hundred dollars per annum is the minimum pledge for mis- 
sionaries already on the field, as well as for new missionaries. 

The requirement that the support money be "over and above ac- 
customed Foreign Mission contributions" does not apply in the case 
of missionaries already on the field. Any individual, or church, or 
auxiliary may put its accustomed Foreign Misson contribution of 
$300 or more into the form of an annual pledge and may have it 
placed on definite missionary support by writing to Executive Sec- 
retary, Box 330, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Since many of our fields are in urgent need of more missionaries, 
and since they cannot be sent until trustworthy pledges of $2,700 per 
annum of new money for each are received, it is urged that churches 
make special effort to send in such pledges of $300 or more that 
these needed workers may be sent out. 

III. Regarding the orthodoxy of our missionaries, the last As- 
sembly took the following action: 

"That the Assembly hereby expresses its hearty appreciation of 
and entire satisfaction with the investigations that have been made 
into the orthodoxy of our missionaries; affirms its confidence in the 
orthodoxy of those who serve us on the foreign field; and urges the 
Church to hold its judgment of individual missionaries or institu- 
tions in suspense and refrain from criticism until the investigations 
have been completed and and report made to the General Assembly 
next year. 

"We believe that injustice may be done to devoted men and wo- 
men, and untold injury wrought to this great cause, by continued 
agitation of the question of the orthodoxy of our missionaries." 

The only one of our missionaries whose orthodoxy was called in 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 



questiton voluntarily appeared before East Hanover Presbytery, 
which, after examination, endorsed his doctrinal soundness by a 
unanimous and rising vote. The question being raised again, he 
voluntarily appeared again before a later meeting of the same body 
and after two hours examination at the hands of an expert special 
committee was again endorsed by a unanimous and rising vote of 
the Presbytery. 

IV. Among the recommendations of the Assembly the following 
call for special attention: 

"1. That churches, societies, and individuals assume wherever 
practicable definite parts of our Foreign Mission work giving the 
preference to the support of work already undertaken by the Com- 
mttee. 

"2. That the Assembly appoint next February 3-10 as the For- 
eign Mission week of prayer, preaching, and self-denial. 

"3. That Mission Study Classes be organized in all churches 
and that they be urged to study the text book, 'The White Fields of 
Japan', by Mrs. S. M. Erickson, recommended for the current year. 

"4. That all Sunday Schools be urged to follow the seven year 
plan for missionary education and to study, pray for, and give sup- 
port of our work in Brazil during the year ;that they contribute to 
our work in Brazil in accordance with the 'Share-Plan' and that the 
booklet entitled 'Our Prayer Each Week' be used as widely as possi- 
ble. 

"5. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
six missionary Programs prepared especially for the six missionary 
meetings provided for in the regular Christian Endeavor schedule. 

"6. Our Churches are urged to remember the equipment needs 
of our foreign work and to take a special offering for this cause on 
the first Sunday in December. For more than ten years the Execu- 
tive Committee has been laying these needs upon the heart of the 
Church. It is both wasteful and cruel to expensively train and send 
out the flower of our young men and young women and then deny 
them proper tools to work with and sanitary homes to live in. 

"We close with the following recommendation unanimously adopt- 
ed by the last General Assembly: 

"7. That in view of the fact that the doors are so wide open, 
the needs are so pressing, the waiting volunteers are so numer- 
ous, and the deficit has been reduced only by cutting the running 
expenses of our most vital work, the evangelistic, the Assembly call 
upon the pastors, sessions, and leaders of the churches to lay these 
facts earnestly upon the hearts of God's people with an appeal that 
through cne Progressive Program and by special offerings the 
Church may enable the Committee to go forward." 

D. L. JONES, Chairman, 
C. B. CRAIG. 

The Judicial committee reported that nothing had come in- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 

to their hands and asked to be discharged. The report was ap- 
proved and the request granted. 

The committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery made 
the following report which was adopted : 

Your committee would report that they have compared the Stated 
Clerk's corrected copy of the printed minutes with the written min- 
utes, and find them correct. We recommend that said printed copy 
be made the official copy of the Presbytery. 

D. S. POOLE, for Committee. 

The report of the Laymen's Association on the Elise Defi- 
cit, was left on the docket for future consideration. 

The committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly 
reported that they had examined the minutes and found noth- 
ing to be acted on by the Presbvterv. The report was approv- 
ed. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. S. K. Phillips, 
to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Third Day — Thursday Morning, September 21 , 1923. 

Presbytery met at 9 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by 
Rev. G. E. Moorehouse. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and adopted. 

A proposed overture to the General Assembly was received 
and referred to the Standing Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg tendered his resignation as pastor of Iona 
and Midway churches, and requested the dissolution of the 
pastoral relations. It appearing that the churches concurred 
with him in this request, his resignation was accepted and the 
pastoral relations were dissolved. 

Ruling Elder L. L. McGirt, of the Maxton church, report- 
ed his attendance upon the last meeting of the General Assem- 
bly. His report was received and approved and his diligence 
commended. 



30 MINUTES OF EAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 

The following were appointed a committee to revise our 
Manual, and report to the Spring Meeting of Presbytery: 
Rev. Messrs. E. L. Siler, L. Smith and W. C. Brown, and 
Euling Elder L. L. McGirt. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have 600 copies of the 
Minutes of this meeting printed. 

The committee on Bills and Overtures made the following 
report which was adopted : 

On the overtures received by us for consideration we recommend: 

1. That the overture to the General Assembly, presented by 
Rev. Dougald Munroe, in regard to changing the church year to 
conform to the calendar year, and changing the time of the Every 
Member Canvass from March to November, be adopted. 

2. In regard to the overture in re Synod's Secretary of Steward- 
ship, that the Presbytery do not send up this overture, on the 
ground that this movement having originated in Synod, it should 
be left to Synod for final settlement. 

3. That the overture to Assembly in re the Assembly's Steward- 
ship Committee, signed by Rev. G. E. Moorehouse, be placed on the 
docket until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

NEILL McINNIS, Chairman. 

The following were appointed a committee on Resolution 
of Thanks: H. C. McPherson, Clarence Lytch and B. B. 
Holder. 

Rev. R. G. Matheson was authorized to take up with the 
Presbyterian Committee of Publication the matter of fur- 
nishing such Sunday School literature, including Bibles, as 
is needed for religious work at Samarcand Manor. 

The special order of the day was taken up — consideration 
of matters with reference to Flora Macdonald College. 

Rev. W. H. Goodman, of Wilmington Presbytery, was in- 
troduced and asked to sit as a corresponding member. He 
addressed Presbytery, briefly, bringing unofficial, but cheer- 
ing, news as to the action of Wilmington Presbytery touch- 
ing Flora Macdonald College. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

Presbytery then heard addresses by Eev. C. G. Vardell, 
Eev. H. G. Hill, and Hon. A. W. McLean, President of the 
Board of Trustees, and others. 

The following paper was unanimously adopted : 

Fayetteville Presbytery rejoices in the work and worth of Flora 
Macdonald College in the advancement of the cause and kingdom 
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in the manifest blessings 
He has bestowed on this work that we have established for His 
honor and glory. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: (First), That we, the Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville here) and now engage to provide our part of 
such endowment and equipment as may be necessary for the proper 
conduct of this Institution committed to our care and keeping, so 
that it may be able to do the best possible work for our Lord and 
Master. 

(Second), That the plans and sum of money to carry out these 
plans as submitted to us by the Board of Trustees of Flora Mac- 
donald College are necessary, just and reasonable, and we do now 
undertake to forward these plans and raise the sums named. 

(Third), And we direct our Committee on Stewardship to appor- 
tion to each church in the Presbytery such sum as said committee 
may deem just and equitable, to make up the full sum of $150,000 
to be raised by the Presbytery of Fayetteville. 

(Fourth), That personally, as members of this Presbytery and 
officers in our particular churches, we engage to do most earnestly 
and heartily all that we can to carry out both the fact and the spirit 
of these resolutions. 

(Fifth), That Dr. W. E. Hill. Rev. E. L. Siler and John R. Mc- 
Queen, together with the trustees of Flora Macdonald College and 
three other persons to be appointed by Orange Presbytery, be and 
they are hereby appointed to act as a campaign committee to devise 
ways and means to carry out the purpose of these resolutions. 

(Sixth), That a copy of these resolutions as adopted by this 
Presbytery be forwarded to Orange Presbytery for consideration 
and action with the request that Orange Presbytery appoint three 
persons to act on such campaign) committee as hereinbefore pro- 
vided. 

That A. W. McLean, Dr. C. G. Vardell, Rev. A. R. McQueen and 
E H. Williamson, be appointed to present this request to Orange 
Presbytery at its next meeting. 

Presbytery took recess for dinner. 

Third Day — Afternoon. 
Presbytery met at 1 :30 p. m. and resumed business. 



32 MINUTES OF PAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The committee on Orders reported that nothing further 
had been referred to them and asked to be discharged. Report 
approved and committee discharged. 

It was ordered that Rev. D. L. Jones be requested to fur- 
nish the Presbyterian Standard manuscript of the Presby- 
terial Sermon for publication. 

The committee on Nominations made the following report 
which was adopted : 

REPORT OF NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

Committee on Nominations submits the following recommenda- 
tions: That Stated Clerk E. L. Siler, and Treasurer E. C. Murray 
be re-elected for a term of three years. 

That J. W. Goodman be elected Permanent Clerk for three years. 

That Executive and Permanent committees be continued as at 
present with following; exceptions: That A. W. McLean take place 
of W. DeB. McEachin on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief. That S. K. Phillips be chairman of Sabbath School and Young- 
People's committee, replacing C. R. Bailey, moved. That M. D. 
McNeill take place of J. D. A. Brown, deceased, on Sabbath and 
Family Religion committee. That W. A. West take place of G. H. 
West, deceased, on Church Societies committee. That J. F. Menius 
take place of J. W. Goodman, on Sessional Records. That M. A. 
McLeod take place of J. A. McAllister, deceased, on Committee 
English Examination. That J. McN. Johnson take place of D. P. 
McEachern on Historical committee. That A. R. McQueen be re- 
elected Trustee of Davidson College. That W. L. Wilson, N. J. 
Carter, and Mel. Kennedy be re-elected Trustees of Elise High 
School. 

That J. F. Menius preach Presbyterial Sermon at Spring Meet- 
ing on subject of Sanctification. 

C. B. CRAIG, 
W. A. WEST, 
A. T. LASSITER. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a rising 
vote: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

1. For Home entertainment by the folks of other churches and 
by the Presbyterians of the communities. 

2. For A 1 Basket dinners! 

3. For the trip to Samarcand Manor and to the Principal there 
And her associates. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVTLLE PRESBYTERY 33 

4. For the careful plans for us by the pastor and his committee. 

H. C. McPHERSON, Chairman. 

The Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College was 
authorized to sell to Mr. J. Talbot Johnson a ten acre tract 
of land situated near Aberdeen, which had been conveyed to 
the College by Mr. Tyson. 

The committee on Evangelization made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

We recommend that meetings be held as follows: St. Pauls, 
S. K. Phillips; Union, R. A. McLeod; Manly, W. C. Brown; Vass, 
Leonard Gill; Cameron, A. R. McQueen; Midway, L. A. McLaurin; 
Mt. Pisgah, W. C. Brown; Leaflet, A. T. Lassiter. 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The committee on Leave of Absence made the following 
report which was adopted: 

That the following: be excused for absence: 

1. From the Spring Meeting of Presbytery, Rev. R. G. Matheson. 

2. From this entire meeting of Presbytery, Rev. Messrs. C. M. 
Gibbs and M. A. Ray. 

3. From Tuesday night's session of this meeting, Rev. G. E. 
Moorehouse and Elder A. W. McLean. 

4. After Wednesday morning's session, D. S. Currie. 

5. After Wednesday afternoon, T. C. Croker, Kenneth McCas- 
kill, O. L. Johnson, Paul McKay, J. H. McNeill, H. M. Williams, 
W. A. Thompson, J. A. McKay, G. W. Mcintosh, J. H. Priest, D. L. 
Alston, Calvin McNeill, R. B. Wicker, J. M. McMillan, John Gra- 
ham, Sr., Edgar Hall, C. C. Underwood, J. H. Kennedy. 

6. After Wednesday night, J. F. Menius, F. M. Bain, H. M. Pink- 
ston, E. B. Wood, D. M. Johnson, J. B. Cameron, N. B. McDonald. 

7. After Thursday morning, S. K. Phillips, E. B. Carr, A. T. 
Lassiter, Neill Mclnnis, J. A. McCormick, A. S. Sinclair, D. C. Mc- 
Neill, H. M. McKenzie, B. B. Holder, W. A. West, A. D. McLauchlin. 

8. From Wednesday night's session, J. B. Black and J. A. McRae. 

9. For absence from final roll call at> Spring Meeting, M. D. Mc- 
Neill H. M. Dixon, E. B. Carr. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman, 

It was ordered that when we adjourn, we do so to meet at 
the call of the Moderator during the sessions of Synod. 



34 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted the following report which was adopted : " 

The attendance upon the educational institutions with which our 
Presbytery is connected is good. Davidson College has the largest 
attendance in its history. There has been an increase in the num- 
ber of students at Elise High School, and the general condition of 
this school is satisfactory. Professor McLeod has already made a 
report to the Presbytery. 

The affairs of Flora Macdonald College have been fully presented 
to the Presbytery. 

Your committee would bring to the attention of God's people the 
critical hour through which all Christian educational institutions 
are passing, due to the increasingly highj standards demanded by 
the State. 

With profound gratitude to God, your committee reports that 
there are thirty candidates for the ministry under the care of the 
Presbytery — the largest in the history of this Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That aid to the amount of $150.00 each be granted to candi- 
dates T. A. Guiton, Robert Bruce McQueen, J. I. Knight, Dixon Mc- 
Donald, A. L. Currie and W. C. Smith. 

2. That aid to the amount of $100 each from tthe Donaldson 
Fund be granted to candidates DeWitt Helm, H. C. Bridgers, Charles 
F. McRae, Thomas Ellis, James Morris, F. B. Ward and J. A. Sher- 
rill, at Elise High School. 

3. That aid to the amount $75.00 each be granted the following 
named girls, now in school at Elise, with the purpose of increasing 
this to the maximum amount of $100.00 should this amount be a- 
vailable: Leila Hodges, Mae Gilmore, Bernice Maxwell, Bonnie 
Teal, Lela Teal, Maggie Stone, Pearl Helm, Laura Eugenia Bain and 
Margaret E. Harrington. 

4. That the campaign for Flora Macdonald College and Elise 
High School be combined upon such terms as may be deemed wise 
by the Trustees of these institutions. 

5. That the churches remember the instructions of the Synod 
directing that an offering be taken for the defraying of the running 
expenses of Union Theological Seminary. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 
The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 
The roll was called and absentees noted. 
Presbytery adjourned, with singing, prayer and the bene- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIELE PRESBYTERY 35 

diction, to meet on the call of the Moderator during the ses- 
sions of Synod at Graham, N. C. 

G. F. KIKKPATKICK, Moderator, 
J. W. GOODMAN, Temporary Clerk, 
E. L. SILEK, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : E. L. Siler, Stated Clerk. 



36 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY. 



Graham, K C, October 11, 1923. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met, pursuant to adjourn- 
ment, on the call of the Stated Clerk, during the session of 
Synod, in the Graham Presbyterian church, and was called 
to order and led in prayer by Rev. A. T. Lassiter, the last 
Moderator present. 

The following were found present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. T. Lassiter, E. L. Siler, D. L. 
Jones, Jonas Barclay, Neill Mclnnis. 

Ruling Elder: A. C. McDonald, Pinehurst. 

The following recommendations of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief were adopted : 

1. That aid to the amount of $150.00 each be granted candidates 
W. M. McLeod and J. L. McLean. 

2. That candidate John S. Johnson, Jr., be instructed to take 
the English course offered at Union Theological Seminary, Rich- 
mond, Va., inasmuch as he took neither Greek nor Latin in his Col- 
lege course. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

A communication from Rev. R. C. Gilmore in regard to 
White Hill church was docketed for future consideration. 

The following memorial of Rev. C. V. Cavitt, prepared 
by Rev. R. C. Gilmore, was adopted by a rising vote : 



CLARENCE V. CAVITT. 

Clarence V. Cavitt was born in Robertson County, Texas, March 
5, 1855. His father was Joseph Cavitt, who moved to Texas from 
Tennessee, and his mother was Catherine Ann Dunn, whose parents 
came direct from Ireland. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 37 



Mr. Cavitt attended college at Lebanon, Tennessee, and at Hamp- 
den-Sidney, Virginia, and then graduated from Roanoke College, 
Salem Virginia, in 1876. He attended Union Seminary, Virginia, 
for one year and then went to Columbia, South Carolina, where he 
graduated in 1879. 

After being licensed by Brazos Presbytery, he married Miss Bes- 
sie Harrison, of Goochland County, Virginia, and lived for several 
years on a ranch in Texas. 

After the death of his first wife he married, in 1889, Miss Eliz- 
abeth P. Johnston of Salem, Virginia, who now survives him. 

In 1890 he took up again the work of the ministry and attended 
Austin Seminary, Texas, for two sessions. 

In 1892 he supplied several churches in Missouri. In 1894 he was 
called to the pastorate of the church at Warren, Arkansas, ordained 
by Pine Bluff Presbytery, and enjoyed a happy and successful pas- 
torate. 

Later he served the churches of Brenham, Texas, St. Joseph and 
Bunkie, Louisiana. 

In 1907 he took work in Fayetteville Presbytery and served the 
churches of Mt. Pisgah, Broadway, Salem and Barbecue. 

In all his pastorates! he was loved by the people and honored by 
the communities in which he: lived. His work was successful, es- 
pecially in its Sunday School and missionary efforts. 

In 1910 he was taken with typhoid fever and suffered a relapse 
that left him in such physical condition that he was never able to 
take up his work. 

He then made his home in Sanford, North Carolina, where he 
and Mrs. Cavitt endeared themselves to the people of the com- 
munity, irrespective of church affiliations, by their friendly manner 
and high Christian character. 

Mr. Cavitt possessed an unusually quick mind and a happy, buoy- 
ant disposition. His last years were spent in serving the commu- 
nity in any way he could. 

In May 1923 he was stricken with paralysis and for nearly four 
months was practically helpless, and on September 6, 1923, Clarence 
V. Cavitt minister of the everlasting gospel and servant of his 
fellow-men, fell asleep. 

The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church at San- 
ford, and the burial took place at old Buffalo cemetery. 

"Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of 
that man is peace." 

ROBERT CAMPBELL GILMORE, Committee. 



38 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Eev. E. A. McLeod was substituted for Kev. S. K. Phillips 
on the commission appointed to organize a church in Harnett 
county near the J. Van Lindley Nursery. 

The matter of re-grouping certain churches in and around 
Fayetteville was left on the docket for future consideration. 

The following report of the committee on re-grouping of 
certain churches in Scotland and lower Robeson county, was 
adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RE-GROUPING 

The committee appointed to consider the re-grouping of certain 
churches in Scotland and lower Robeson counties, met at Maxton, 
October 4, 1923, with all members of the committee present. After 
consulting with representatives of most of the fields interested, we 
beg leave to make the following recommendations: 

1. That the grouping of Laurel Hill and Smyrna be undisturbed. 

2. That Fairmont, Iona and Elrod be grouped and that Presby- 
tery supplement the salary to the amount .necessary to secure a 
pastor. We also recommend that a committee of one minister, 
(Rev. L. Smith) and two laymen, Dr. W. E. Evans and McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, be sent to Fairmont to forward this movement by securing 
as much salary as possible from the field, and urging Fairmont to 
provide a home for a resident pastor. 

3. That Midway, for the present, be allowed t?o employ some 
minister of the Presbytery to preach for them in the afternoon, on 
terms agreeable to them and the minister. 

4. That Hillside be put under the care of the Rowland church 
and pastor. 

E. L. SILER, 
J. B. BLACK, 
C. B. CRAIG, 
McKAY McKINNON, Committee. 

The matter of the Elise deficit, committed to the Laymen's 
Association, was left on the docket. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Kev. E. L. Siler, 
to meet at the First Church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, November 
20, 1923, at 1 o'clock p. m. 

D. L. JONES, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest : E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

ADJOUKNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PEESBYTEKY 



Fayetteville, N". C, November 20, 1923. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian 
church at 1 o'clock p. m., and was called to order by the Mod- 
erator, Eev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, and opened with prayer by 
Eev. J. K. Eoberts. 

The following were noted present and enrolled : . 

Ministers: H. G. Hill, W. E. Hill, G. E. Moorehouse, 
W. C. Brown, L. A. McLaurin, A. E. McQueen, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, L. Smith, C. E. Clarke, E. B. Carr, V. G. Smith, 
A. T. Lassiter, J. W. Goodman, J. B. Black, W. L. Wilson, 
D. L. Jones and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: D. C. Gillis, Philippi; Eyan McBryde, 
Bethel; O. C. Falk, Midway; J. H. McPhail, Hope Mills; 
Calvin McNeill, Sherwood ; S. J. Hooks, Carthage ; J. Bruce 
Cameron, Pinehurst ; N. D. M. Clark, Longstreet ; J. A. Mc- 
Millan, Iona. 

The folloAving resolutions, presented by Eev. Dugald Mun- 
roe, were adopted by a rising vote : 

"Inasmuch as Dr. H. G. Hill is today, November 20, 1923, passing 
his ninety second milestone in his pilgrim journey, therefore re- 
solved : 

1. We render thanks to Almighty God for thus prolonging to 
this unusual length the life of our venerable brother. 

2. We congratulate Dr. Hill as the oldest member of this Pres- 
bytery and tender to him our sincere thanks for his fidelity in all 
his labor for these fifty-five years. He was pastor of this church, 
Fayetteville First, for eighteen years. He then went to his present 
field where he has been for thirty-seven years. For most of this 
time he has been the efficient chairman of the Committee of Home 
Missions, and faithful member of the Board of Trustees of Union 
Theological Seminary. Seven times he was honored by Presbytery 
by being sent as Commissioner to our highest Church Court. Once 
he was elected Moderator of that Court — at the Chattanooga As- 
sembly 1889. 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



3. We congratulate him that he is still bringing forth fruit in 
old age, able to preach twice every Sunday and write excellent 
weekly expositions of the Sabbath School Lessons for the Presby- 
terian Standard. 

4. We pray that his bow may still abide in strength and that 
at evening time, with him, it may be light. 

5. That a copy of these resoultions be furnished Dr. Hill, and 
each of our church papers for publication, and that they be adopted 
by a rising vote of Presbytery. Also that the Presbytery be led 
in prayer by Rev. E. L. Siler and Rev. W. E. Hill. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DUGALD MUNROE." 

The following ministers were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as corresponding members: W. S. Milne, 
Orange Presbytery; A. D. Carswell, West Hanover Presby- 
tery ; W. A. Nicholson, Wilmington Presbytery ; G. W. Han- 
na, Keokuk Presbytery (U. P.) ; J. K. Koberts, Enoree Pres- 
bytery. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at the J. 
Van Lindley Nursery in Harnett County, made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

"The Commission met at Valley Mound school house near the 
Nursery Sunday afternoon, October 14, 1923, with the following 
members present: Rev. Messrs. A. T. Lassiter and R. A. McLeod, 
and Elders D. M. Fairley and James Shaw. After a sermon preach- 
ed by Rev. A. T. Lassiter, the Chairman of the Commission, the 
Commission was organized with prayer and Rev. R. A. McLeod was 
asked to act as clerk. It appearing that the way was clear, the 
church was then organized according to the Book of Church Order, 
with twenty-nine charter members. 

The following officers were elected, ordained and installed: Elders 
A. S. Davis and John T. Shaw, Deacons R. H. Davis and T. R. True- 
love. Rev. A. T. Lassiter charged the officers and Elder D. M. Fair- 
ley charged the people. 

Mount Carmel was the name chosen for the church and the Pres- 
byterial tax was fixed at $2.00 per annum. 

REV. A. T. LASSITER, Chairman, 
REV. R. A. McLEOD, Clerk." 

Kev. A. D. Carswell of West Hanover Presbytery, Eev. 
G. W. Hanna of Keokuk Presbytery (U. P.) and Eev. W. A. 
Nicholson of Wilmington Presbytery, presented certificates 
of dismission from their respective Presbyteries, and, after 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 41 



1. That $250.00 additional be appropriated from the Elliott 
Legacy Fund for aiding the Elise church to complete its church 
building. 

2. That $600.00 per annum be appropriated from Home Mission 
Fund to the Fairmont — Iona group to aid that group in the support 
of its pastor and for mission work near Fairmont — the amount to 
be distributed as follows: $200.00 each to Fairmont, Iona and Elrod. 

3. That $200.00 per annum, additional, be appropriated from 
Home Mission Fund to Bensalem — Elise group to supplement the 
salary of Rev. W. L. Wilson in compensation for what is deducted 
by taking from his group the Pinehurst church — the amount to be 
appropriated to the churches of that group as follows: to Elise 
$50.00, to Eagle Springs $50.00, to Spies $100.00. 

4. That Spence church, with Providence Mission and Flowers 
Tabernacle be placed under the care of Rev. A. T. Lassiter, tempor- 
ally, with the prospect of forming a field in the near future for 
a full-time man to occupy the manse at Providence in Johnson 
county. 

Calls from Bethel, Dundarrach, Philippi and Shiloh for 
the pastoral services of Rev. A. D. Carswell were received 
and referred to a special committee on Calls and Supplies, 
consisting of J. B. Black, L. A. McLaurin and «T. A. Mc- 
Millan. 

Rev. W. M. Currie, at his own request, was granted a let- 
ter of dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 

The following recommendations of Synod's Committee on 
Schools and Colleges were adopted : 

1. That for the next three years Presbytery requests each church 
in the Presbytery to appropriate ten per cent of all Benevolent 
funds to Educational Institutions. 

due examination, were received as members of this Presby- 
tery, after signing the usual obligations. 

The following recommendations of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee were adopted : 

2. That all contributions t»o the causes of Education for this 
three years period be pro-rated as follows: 

Flora Macdonald 20% $15,600 

Queens 20% 15,600 

Peace 07% 5,460 

Mitchell . 07% 5,460 



42 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEKY 



Davidson 18% 14,040 

Union Theological Seminary 08% 6,240 

Glade Valley 05% 3,900 

Elise 05% 3,900 

Albemarle 05% 3,900 

Westminister 05% 3,900 

3. That Mr. F. L. Jackson, the present Treasurer of Schools and 
Colleges serve as the Treasurer of this Fund. 

4. That Presbytery urgently insists t?hat every church Session 
instruct their Treasurer to forward all money for Education direct 
to Mr. Jackson, to be pro-rated by him, in accordance with the 
above schedule. 

5. That the Woman's Auxiliary be requested to pro-rate their 
contributions for Benevolent Causes in accordance with the above 
schedule. 

6. That the above plan go into effect at once. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Comfort 
Chapel was received and granted, and the following commis- 
sion was appointed to organize, if the way be clear, at a time 
to be arranged by the commission : Rev. Messrs. D. L. Jones, 
I. K Clegg, W. E. Hill, and Ruling Elder Chas. Rankin. 

The committee on Calls and Supplies made the following 
report which was adopted : 

"Your committee recommends that the calls from Dundarrach, 
Bethel, Shiloh and Philippi for the pastoral services of Rev. A. D. 
Carswell be found in order and placed in Mr. CarswelPs hands. 

The termns of these calls are as follows: Bethel, $800.00 for 2nd 
and 4th Sabbath morning services; Philippi, $300.00 for 2 services 
per month; Shiloh, $500.00 for 2 services per month; Dundarrach, 
$400.00 for 2 services per month. 

We also recommend that the commission to install Mr. Carswell 
see that the indebtedness 1?o Mr. Alexander is paid before proceed- 
ing with the installation. 

J. B. BLACK, For the Committee. 

Rev. A. D. Carswell signified his acceptance of the above 
mentioned calls, and Presbytery appointed the following com- 
mission to install him on the 2nd Sabbath of December at 
Bethel in the morning and Dundarrach in the afternoon, and 
one the 3rd Sabbath of December at Shiloh in the morning 
and at Philippi in the afternoon: W. C. Brown, L. Smith, 
D. L. Jones and Elders D. S. Poole and McLean Campbell 
of Raeford. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

The following overture to the Synod of North Carolina 
was adopted: 

"Inasmuch as taking Broadway church out of one of our impor- 
tant groups, will cripple that group, we hereby overture the Sy- 
nod of North Carolina to transfer said Broadway church from 
Orange Presbytery back to Fayetteville Presbytery." 

The amended call from Bethesda church for the pastoral 
services of Eev. V. R. Gaston, was taken from the docket and 
it was ordered that this call be returned to the church. 

The item in regard to White Hill church was ordered 
stricken from the docket, as this church now belongs to Orange 
Presbytery. 

Rev. L. Smith was instructed to write Mr. A. C. McGoogan 
of the Rennert church and inform him that in view of the 
evidence of repentance on his part, submitted to the Presby- 
tery, he is now restored to membership and to his office as 
Ruling Elder. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin was requested to supply Midway 
church with afternoon services until they may be able to se- 
cure morning services. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. Messrs. E. L. 
Siler and W. E. Hill, and the benediction, to meet in regular 
session at Raeford, 1ST. C, Tuesday, April 22, 1924, at 8 P. M. 
G. E. KIRKPATRICK, Moderator 
D. L. JONES, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest : E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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399 Laurinburg $ 3,322 $ 1,596 j 

90 Mimtpdier 749 360 

780 Fayetteville 1st 3,896 1,872 

171 Hielil.ind 854 410 

135 Laurel Hill 674 324 

!iuo m""*,"'"".:::::::" 1,499 720 

342 Red Springs 1,707 821 

19S Centre 779 374 

140 Church in Fm.'« - 5ml -1"" 

80 Iona 320 153 

438 Raeford 1,750 841 

40S St. Pauls 1,630 783 

269 Ashepole 896 430 

220 Bethesda 733 352 

200 Cameron 666 320 

349 Carthage 1,162 558 

52 Church of Covenant- 173 83 

186 Dunn 620 298 

82 Lillington 273 131 

133 Lumber Br nice .. . 4 1.1 213 

66 Milton 220 106 

203 Rowland 676 325 

349 Aniioch 930 447 

45 Benson 120 58 

79 Duke 210 101 

55 Fairmont 147 70 

5 Four Oaks _ 13 6 

123 Godwin 328 157 

107 McPbcrson 285 137 

47 Pembroke 125 60 

140 Philadclphus - 372 179 

56 Sardis 149 72 

133 Smyrna 354 170 

80 Vass 213 102 

145 Bethel 290 139 

215 Bluff 430 206 

34 Elise 68 33 

62 Lakeside";"!"!" 124 60 

123 Sbiloh 246 118 

151 Union 302 145 

281 Galatia 468 225 

188 Parkton 313 150 

78 Sherwood 130 62 

38 Aberdeen 51 24 

1118 Big Rnckfish 144 69 

38 Bine's Creek 51 24 

42 Bunnlevel 56 26 

61 Dundarrach 81 39 

29 Elrod 39 19 

8 Hillside 11 5 

103 Hope Mills .. - 137 66 

35 Lakeview 47 22 

135 Manly 10S 86 

140 Midway 187 90 

48 Ml. Tabor 64 31 

48 Pinehurst - 64 31 

82 Rex 109 52 

6 Kosenealh 7 3 

65 Spencc 87 42 

10 Spies 13 5 

37 Summervillo 49 24 

95 Sunnyside 127 60 

88 West End 117 56 

198 Bensalem '.'."'.'.'.'.'/. 198 95 

54 Cameron 11,11 54 26 

200 Cufdce "'.ZZZ'.'.Z'.'.'.'. 200 96 

175 Cypress 175 84 

30 Eagle Springs 30 14 

87 Ephesus 86 42 

192 Flat Branch 192 92 

6i Harnett".::::::::::: 6i 29 

36 HorSsboV"::::::::: 36 \l 

319 Jackson Springs 319 153 

126 McMillan":::""::: 126 60 

195 Ml. Pisgah 195 94 

48 Palestine"":::::;::;; 48 23 

36 RaVenVnck" :::;;::: 36 17 

07 Hock Branch _ _ 97 47 

02 Sandy drove 92 44 

11 Shannon 11 5 

23 Alaska IS 7 

218 White Hill 145 70 

2,038 Total (96) $34,755 $16,691 ! 



Quota $15.00 Per Membe 



Quota $12.00 Per Membe 



Quota $10.00 Per Member 



Quota $6.00 Per Member 



Quota $5.00 Per Membe 



Quota $4.00 Per Member 



Quota $3.00 Per Membe 



52 52 39 



250 2,000 



255 2,030 40 



15 27 204 



21 32 276 



Quota $2.00 Per Member 



2,075 $ 628 $ 628 $10,426 $10,426 $ 7,816 $13,412 $104,673 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Foreign Missions — D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. 
McDiarmid and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

4. Sunday School and Young People's Work — S. K. Phillips, 
A. T. Lassister, J. W. Goodman, A. C. Ray, R. E. Carrington 
and J. F. Menius. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions— W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 
E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, W. 
DeB. McEachin and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, M. D. Mc- 
Neill, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassister, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphan's Home — W. L. Wilson, E. B. Carr, W. S. Weather- 
spoon and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Systematic Beneficence— W. E. Hill, H.'G. Hill, A. R. McQueen, 
E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick and J. F. 
Menius. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, Neill Mc- 
lnnis, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 
tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, Fairley Murray and A. C. Ray. 

12. Men's Work— A. C. Ray, L. A. McGeachy, Edgar Hall, O. L. 
Johnson and J. M. Wilson. 

13. Synod's Home Missions — R. A. McLeod, A. W. Crawford, L. 
Smith, E. H. Williamson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— C. L. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, R. C. Gilmore, 
V. R. Gaston, I. N. Clegg. 

2. English Branches — C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
C. E. Clarke and M. A. McLeod. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, 
W. L. Wilson, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 
ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew— A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 



6. Theology— H. G. Hill, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, Neill Mclnnis, 
J. W. Goodman. 

8. Ecclesiastical History — R. A. McLeod, Jonas Barclay, W. L. 
Wilson, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 

Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self -Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 

Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharpe, 1522 
Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 
Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 
North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 
House, New York, N. Y. 

Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 
Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 
Richmond, Va. Offering to be made at convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Educational Institutions; Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, David- 
son, N. C. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphan's Home; Treasurer, Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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CALLED MEETING AT 
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TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING AT RAEFORD, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. C. E. Clarke, Moderator Carthage, N. C. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, Stated Clerk Maxton, N.C. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Permanent Clerk Hope Mills, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose ' A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1924— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall, 1925— A. L. James. 
Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1927— A. R. McQueen. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1924— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. O. 

McClelland. 
Exit Fall, 1925— Rev. G. W. Hanna, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Exit Fall. 1927— Rev. W. L. Wilson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. C. E.Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W. J. Johnson. 

Exit Spring, 1926— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Exit Spring, 1927— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Rev. H. C. McPherson. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, G. M. 
Rose, D. G. McKeithan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, 
M. M. Pinkston, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose, C. C. Mc- 
Allister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1925— Alex Campbell. 

Exit Spring. 1926 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

Exit Spring, 1927— J. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, W. C. Brown, 
E. C. Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaunV A. R. McQueen, 
E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — R. A., McLeod 
I. N. Clegg, H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod and A. W. 
McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, March 11, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, Tuesday, March 11, 
1924, at 1:00 o'clock p. m. Rev. I. N. Clegg, the last 
Moderator present called the Presbytery to order and 
opened the meeting with prayer. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, S. K. 
Phillips, C. B. Craig and E. L. Siler. 

Ruling Elders: L. L. McGirt, Maxton; J. W. Sinclair, 
Centre; D. S. Poole, Raeford. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Laurinburg, N. C, Feb. 28, 1924. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Tuesday, March 11, 
1924, at 1:00 o'clock p. m., to transact the following business, if 
the way be clear: 

1. To act on the resignation of Rev. E. L. Siler of the pastorate 
of Centre Church and dissolve the pastoral relation. 

2. To allow the Maxton Church to change or amend the terms 
of call for its pastor, Rev. E. L. Siler, that he may serve said 
church for whole time, instead of half time. 

3. To act upon the request of the officers of Milton Church for 
the dissolution of that church. 

4. To transact any other business that may arise in connection 
with the above items. 

5. To receive any ministers that may apply for admission into 
this Presbytery. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Moderator. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. E. L. Siler tendered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of Centre Church, and requested the dissolution of 



46 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



the pastoral relation, effective April 1, 1924. It appear- 
ing that the church concurred with him in this request, 
his resignation was accepted and the request granted. 

The Maxton Church was granted permission to change 
the terms of call for its pastor, Rev. E. L. Siler, so as to 
read for whole time at a salary of $2400.00 per annum 
and use of the Manse. The church was commended for 
this forward step. 

A communication was received from the Milton 
Church officers requesting Presbytery to dissolve said 
church. This, Presbytery declined to do, for the present 
at least, and appointed the following commission to visit 
Milton Church and investigate the matter and report to 
the regular Spring meeting of Presbytery : 

Rev. Messrs. V. G. Smith, R. A. McLeod, W. C. Brown 
and Ruling Elders L. M. Blue, Gibson, and D. S. Poole, 
Raeford. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

There being no further business, Presbytery ad- 
journed, closing with prayer. 

I. N. CLEGG, Moderator, 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PKESBYTERY 47 

TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY SECOND STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C, April 23, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its two hundred 
and twenty-second stated session, in the Raeford Pres- 
byterian church, at 8 o'clock p. m., and was opened with 
a sermon by Rev. S. K. Phillips (at the request of Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, the retiring Moderator), from the 
text: John 12:32. 

The Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer 
by Rev. A. T. Lassiter, the last Moderator present. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

MINISTERS: M. D. McNeill, L. Smith, W. C. Brown, 
A. R. McQueen, V. R. Gaston (2), I. N. Clegg, W. L. Wil- 
son, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, C. E. 
Clarke, W. E. Hill, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, 

E. C. Murray, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson 
(2), E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, S. K. Phillips, 

F. M. Bain, V. G. Smith, Kenneth McCaskill, Geo. W. 
Hanna, A. D. Carswell, L. E. Wells (2)— 29. 

RULING ELDERS: J. H. McNeill (2), Aberdeen; J. A. 
Hodgin, Antioch; N. T. McLean, Ashpole; Lee Cameron, 
Barbecue; E. C. Matheson (2), Bensalem; W. J. McDiar- 
mid (2), Bethel; K. A. McDonald, Big Rockfish; Alex Mc- 
Neill, Bluff; Neill McKay, Buie's Creek; J. D. McLean 
(2), Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; A. McKay, 
Centre ; L. E. Gibson (2) Church in the Pines ; D. M. Fair- 
ley, Church of the Covenant; Daniel A. Blue, Culdee; D. 
M. Cameron, Cyress; F. M. McKay, Duke; Edgar Hall, 
Dundarrach ; R. M. Pearsall, Dunn ; H. J. McDonald, Ephe- 
sus; J. A. McLeod, Eureka; J. D. Andrews (2) Fairmont; 
A. E. Rankin, Fayetteville First ; R. D. Braddy (2) Gala- 
tia; L. M. Blue, Gibson; J. C. Williams, Godwin; A. J. 
Bain, Harnett; J. C. McDiarmid, Highland; J. H. McPhail 
(2) Hope Mills; W. L. Holliday (2) Jackson Springs; Ed- 
win Morgan (2), Lakeside; E. L. McNair, Laurel Hill; A. 



48 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



C. McCormick, Laurinburg ; D. P. Ray, Leaflet ; J. F. Mc- 
Fayden, Longstreet; Thos. Stamps, M. D., Lumber 
Bridge; W. K. Bethune, Lumberton; D. P. Kelly (2), 
Manly ; W. J. Currie, Maxton ; D. J. McMillan, McMillan ; 
N. L. McFayden, McPherson; Lee McFarland, Midway; 
W. G. Buie, Montpelier; J. T. Shaw, Mt. Carmel; John 
McLeod, Mt. Pisgah; D. E. Smith (2), Mt. Tabor; J. G. 
Hughes, Parkton; Sandy McNeill (2), Philadelphus ; D. 

C. Gillis, Philippi; Jeptha Peele, Raeford; Paul McKay, 
Raven Rock; W. M. Roberts, Red Springs; J. M. Mclver, 
Rex; W. E. Evans, M. D., Rowland; M. A. Patterson, 
Sandy Grove; P. McK. Williams, Sherwood; N. A. Mc- 
Donald, Shiloh; D. M. Stewart (2), Smyrna; A. L. Mon- 
roe, Spies ; J. A. McGeachy, St. Pauls ; J. S. Bethea, Sum- 
merville; S. D. Smith, Sunnyside; D. B. Kelly (2), Union; 

D. A. McLauchlin, Vass; M. C. McDonald (2), West End; 
J. W. Wilkins (2), Westminster ;— 66. 

The following ministers were absent: 

The following churches were not represented: Alaska, 
Benson, BetbesHa, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Carthage, 
Coats, Comfort, Eagle Springs. Elise, Elrod, Flat Branch, 
Four Oaks, Grove, Hebron, Hillside, Horseshoe, Iona, 
Lakeview, Lillington, Naomi, Palestine, Pembroke, Pine- 
hurst. Rock Branch, Roseneath, Sardis, Shannon, Spence 
and Wildwood— 30. 

Rev. C. E. Clarke was elected Moderator, Rev. R. A. 
McLeod was elected Permanent Clerk to fill out the unex- 
pired term of Rev. J. W. Goodman, deceased, and Rev. V. 
G. Smith was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The committee on Devotional exercises made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

Report of Committee on Orders: 

1. That the hours of daily sessions be as follows: 

9 a. m. to 12:45 p. m. 

2 p. m. to 5 p. m. 

7:30 p. m. to adjourn at will. 



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2. First order Wednesday morning: Hear report of Committee 
on Synod's Home Missions 30 minutes; followed by Presbyterial 
Home Missions report and Rev. A. R. McQueen on Flora Mac- 
donald College. 

3. At 11 a. m. Wednesday Presbyterial sermon on Sanctifica- 
tion, by Rev. J. F. Menius, followed by the Communion, adminis- 
tered by Rev. L. A. McLaurin and Rev. V. G. Smith. 

4. Wednesday evening Popular meeting in the interest of 
Foreign Missions and S. S. & Y. P. work. 

5. Thursday 11 a. m. sermon by Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

Rev. L. E. Wells, of the Presbytery of Suwannee, was 
introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a cor- 
responding member. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. W. E. Hill, 
to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9 a. m. and was opened with devo- 
tional exercises led by the Moderator. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Stated Clerk's report on absentees was read and 
referred to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

The Stated Clerk's report on Vacancies was read and 
referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

A communication from Philadelphus church, concur- 
ring with its pastor, Rev. H. M. Dixon, in a request to 
Presbytery for the dissolution of the pastoral relation 
was received. Rev. L. Smith stated that he had a com- 
munication from Brother Dixon asking him to present 
his resignation to the Presbytery. The request was 
granted and the pastoral relation dissolved. A similar 
request was received from Mt. Tabor church, which was 
also granted. 

A communication from Rev. John Fox touching a 
musical rendition of the Shorter Catechism was read 
and received as information. 



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Candidate W. C. Smith, at his own request, was dis- 
missed to Wilmington Presbytery. 

Rev. C. E. McLean was at his own request dismissed 
to the Presbytery of Louisville. 

Rev. H. C. McPherson was granted permission to labor 
without the bounds of the Presbytery until the Fall 
meeting. 

The commission to install Rev. A. D. Cars well in the 
Bethel group reported that duty performed as follows: 
At Shiloh Sunday morning, December 16, 1923, at Phil- 
lippi that afternoon; at Bethel Sunday morning, January 
13, 1924, and at Dundarrach that afternoon. 

The report was approved. 

Communications from Galatia, Jackson Springs, Cul- 
dee, Highland, and Red Springs churches asking permis- 
sion to change the terms of their calls to their several 
pastors, was received, and referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

The report of the Committee on Synod's Home Mission 
Work was read and referred to the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Synod's Work. 

A communication from Rev. G. E. Moorehouse, report- 
ing the poor condition of his health and his inability to 
prepare a report on Sabbath and Family Religion was 
read and received as information. His request for leave 
of absence was referred to the Committee on Leave of 
Absence, and the Stated Clerk was instructed to write 
him expressing the sympathy of the Presbytery. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford was, at his own request, dis- 
missed to Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. L. E. Wells presented a certificate of dismission 
from Suwannee Presbytery to this Presbytery ; after the 
usual examination, which was approved, he was received 
into this Presbytery and his name enrolled, after signing 
the usual obligations required of ministers. 

Rev. J. J. Murray, of Wilmington Presbytery, was in- 
troduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 



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The report of the Permanent Committee on Synod's 
Home Missions was read. Pending its adoption, Presby- 
tery heard Rev. J. J. Murray in a special message from 
the Executive Committee on Synodical Home Missions. 
The recommendations were taken up seriatim and the 
report adopted as a whole as follows: 

Your Permanent Committee on Synod's work begs leave to re- 
port as follows: 

Your committee has made a careful study of the report of the 
Home Mission Committee of the Synod to the Presbytery and 
find in it abundant evidence of splendid progress in the work com- 
mitted to their care. Your special attention is called to the fol- 
lowing items in their report: . 

First, That during the year just closed thirty-eight churches 
and seven mission points in our Presbytery were served by nine 
men whose salaries were paid in part by the Synod's Committee; 
that nine series of evangelistic services were held by the Synod's 
Evangelists — Rev. Messrs. William Black, D. D., and Leonard 
Gill; that these workers (Pastors and Evangelists) reported 333 
additions to the Presbyterian church on profession of faith and 96 
by certificate; that one church was organized — Mount Carmel at 
J. Van Lindley's Nursery in Harnett County; that of the $10,907.00 
apportioned to the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery for Synod's 
work $8,188.68 was actually paid, or 75 per cent. These facts 
would seem to indicate that as a Presbytery we have received 100 
per cent, service from the Synod's Committee for which we have 
given only 75 per cent, return. 

Second, That an increased financial obligation has come upon 
the Synod's Committee through the re-adjustment of the lines 
of the old Presbyteries and the setting up of two new ones. One 
purpose of the re-adjustment was the enlargement of the work as 
a whole, especially in the unoccupied sections of the State. Then, 
too, the re-adjustment produced an element of uncertainty in all 
the Presbyteries as to the exact amount of their resources. In 
order to meet this situation and thus sustain the work until the 
re-adjustments can be worked out and the Presbyteries take over 
their full share of the burden, the Synod's Committee has assumed 
additional obligations which bring the total appropriations of the 
Synod's Committee for the current year up to an amount in ex- 
cess of 90 per cent, of the total amount apportioned to all the 
churches. This is a heroic and worthy effort on the part of our 
Synod's Committee, and it is a clarion call to every church in our 
Presbytery to pay their full apportionment to this work. 

Third, That by an action and request of the Executive Com- 
mittee of Synodical Home Missions, taken in Charlotte April 9, 
1924, the special attention of the Presbytery is called to the cam- 



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paign for a Permanent Building Fund inaugurated by the Synod 
at its last annual meeting. The Committee reports that the total 
contributions for the Building Fund throughout the Synod has 
been $4,228.07— $873.08 of this was contributed by 35 churches in 
Fayetteville Presbytery. Your Permanent Committee on Synod's 
work is in full accord with the purpose of this campaign. We 
agree with the Synod's Committee that the expansion and develop- 
ment of our church in the mission territory and in our weak 
country groups is physically impossible, unless some adequate 
means is provided to secure adequate buildings for the churches 
and comfortable homes for the ministers. 

In view of the above facts, your Committee would recommend: 

First, That Presbytery express its appreciation of the splendid 
work accomplished by the Synod's Committee, and especially the 
timely assistance given to the mission work within our own 
bounds. 

Second, That the pastors and sessions be urged to bring the 
work of the Synod to the attention of their congregations and to 
make every reasonable effort to pay promptly and fully their ap- 
portionments to this work. 

Third, That pending the adoption of this report the Presbytery 
hear Rev. J. J. Murray in a special message from the Executive 
Committee on Synodical Home Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

The time having arrived for the special order of the 
day, the Presbyterial Sermon, Presbytery took recess for 
ten minutes while preparation was made for the com- 
munion service to follow the sermon. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial ser- 
mon preached by Rev. J. F. Menius on the subject of 
Sanctification, using as his text I Thess. 5:23. 

The sermon was followed by the communion service, 
conducted by Rev. Messrs. L. A. McLaurin and V. G. 
Smith. 

The Memorial service for deceased ministers was held, 
at which time Rev. E. L. Siler read a Memorial of Rev. 
H. G. Hill, D. D., and Rev. V. R. Gaston read a Memorial 
of Rev. J. W. Goodman, both of which were adopted by 
a rising vote. The Memorials are as follows: 



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REV. HALBERT G. HILL, D. D. 



One of the greatest men of this or any other State was laid to 
rest Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1924, in the historic old cemetery at 
Centre church, where he had conducted the last sad rites for so 
many of his people. As an educator, minister and Presbyter he 
was faithful and efficient, and though the rain poured in torrents 
all day long, the old church was taxed to its capacity to hold the 
large crowd which assembled to pay tribute to this great and good 
man. He is the only man we have ever known who maintained his 
physical and mental vitality to such a marked degree in old age. 
Like Moses, his natural force seemed almost unabated, and while 
old in years he kept young in spirit. Dr. Hill was born in Raleigh, 
N. C, Nov. 20, 1831, and was therefore 92 years old at his last 
birthday— Nov. 20, 1923. His father, Wm. R. Hill was a merchant 
and banker in Raleigh, and the subject of this sketch was the 
oldest of 13 children, all of whom he survived, dying the last of 
his race. His early life was spent in Milton, in Caswell county, 
where he went to school until about 13 years of age, at which time 
his father took him into his store and bank, where he was in- 
structed and had practical experience in business life and princi- 
ples, filling every position from janitor to Cashier of the bank. 

When he had reached the age of 21 he decided to enter college 
and fit himself for future usefulness. After teaching school for 
one year, he entered Hampden-Sidney College and took the full 
course in three years, graduating in 1857. In the Spring of 1857 
he took charge of a young ladies' Seminary in Clarksville, Va., and 
was soon made an elder in the church at this place. 

Here he married, and taught in the Seminary for about four 
years. 

About this time the Lord took from him his companion and 
helpmate, and considering this providence an indication that he 
should preach the Gospel, he entered Union Seminary about the 
beginning of the civil war, in 1861. The work of the Seminary 
was very much interrupted by the war, and in 1862 Orange Pres- 
bytery licensed him to preach and he entered the army as chaplain 
of the 13th North Carolina regiment. After two years of service 
his health broke down and he returned to his father's home for re- 
cuperation. 

In 1864-66 he supplied Griers and Hillsboro churches and taught 
in the Nash-Kollock school for young ladies in Hillsboro. In 
1867-68 he supplied the churches of Oxford and Grassy Creek and 
was principal of the young ladies' Seminary in Oxford, doing 
double work and leading a strenuous life. 



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In 1868 he was called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian 
church of Fayetteville, and accepted. Here he labored acceptably 
18 years. Resigning this work in 1886, he supplied the Second 
church, Charleston, S. C, during the absence of the pastor, Dr. 
Brackett, and passed through the thrilling experiences of the 
Charleston earthquake in the month of August. Finishing this 
engagement he accepted a call to the pastorate of Maxton and 
Centre churches, and for 37 years has been their honored and use- 
ful pastor. 

He was thrice married, his last wife being Miss Kate Shepherd of 
Fayetteville. His last wife preceded him to the eternal home about 
two years, and his three children — two sons and one daughter 
have been dead several years. He leaves one grandchild — Halbert 
Alford, who is about eight years of age. 

For more than half a century he has been a member of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery, and in all this time, he has had but two pas- 
torates. 

Dr. Hill has filled many official positions within the gift of the 
church. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Union 
Seminary since 1872, a member of the Board of Regents of the 
Orphans' Home at Barium Springs since the founding of the 
Home, and, since the death of the lamented Dr. Rumple, was 
president of the Board until about two years ago. He has been 
a member of the Synod's Home Mission Committee since the in- 
ception of this work, and has rarely ever missed a meeting of the 
Committee. He has been Chairman of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee of Favetteville Presbytery since 1869. Seven times he has 
represented this Presbytery in the General Assembly and was 
Moderator of the General Assembly at Chattanooga in 1889. 

He was Moderator of the Synod of N. C, at Salisbury in 1881, 
besides moderating his Presbytery on several occasions. 

This grand young-old man continued to preach the Gospel with 
the vigor and earnestness of a man of 30 or 40 years of age, un- 
til Sunday, Jan. 6, 1924, when he preached twice — in the morning 
at Centre and in the afternoon at Harmony School House. This 
was his last public service. He contracted a severe bronchial cold 
which soon developed into pneumonia. This proved too much for 
even his strong constitution, and on Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 
a little after 7 o'clock, he passed from his earthly labors to his 
eternal reward. We shall miss him sorely, but for him it was far 
better to depart and be with Christ. 

A good man, a faithful Christian, a loyal soldier of Jesus Christ, 
a great preacher, an earnest worker, a sympathetic pastor, a true 
friend, he had finished the work God had for him to do on earth, 
and a loving Father said to him, "Well done, good and faithful 
servant. Rest from thy loved employ. Enter thou into the joy 
of thy Lord. Receive the crown of rejoicing that is laid up in 
heaven for thee." 



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"Servant of God, well clone! 
Rest from thy lov'd employ: 
The battle fought, the vict'ry won, 
Enter thy Master's joy. 

"The pains of death are past; 
Labor and sorrow cease; 
And life's long warfare closed at last, 
His soul is found in peace. 

"Soldier of Christ! well done! 
Praise be thy new employ; 
And while eternal ages run, 
Rest in thy Savior's joy." 

— E. L. SILER 



REV. JAMES WILLIAM GOODMAN 



Rev. James William Goodman was born December 26, 1867, near 
Thyatira Church, Rowan County, N. C, and died February 13, 
1924, at Charlotte, N. C. He came of one of the best families 
of that part of the state. Brother Goodman was prepared for col- 
lege in Thyatira Academy not far from his home. He graduated 
from Davidson College in the class of '94, and was one of the 
honor men of his class. After teaching school for one year he 
entered Union Theological Seminary and graduated from that in- 
stitution in the class of 1898. His first charge was the Presby- 
terian Church at High Point, N. C, where he served for about two 
years. In December of 1900 he became pastor of Hillsboro, Eno, 
and Fairfield. This work made splendid progress under his min- 
istry. In February, 1905 he was called to Buffalo and Bessemer 
Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. He also served Midway during this 
pastorate. 

In October, 1911, Brother Goodman was called to Hawfield, 
Bethlehem, Bethany and Saxapahaw. In this field he also did 
much hard, self-denying work and won the lasting love of his 
people. In January, 1917, he was called to the pastorate of An- 
tioch Church, near Red Springs, N. C, and was faithfully serving 
this church at the time of his death. In this last field of his he 
had thought out a plan to finance the country church and was 
successfully carrying out his plans. He had been in the ministry 
26 years and had reached the maturity of his powers. Every field 
that he served marked decided progress under his ministry. He 
had gone to Charlotte, N. C, to attend the Billy Sunday meeting, 



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became ill and died within a few days, and was buried in the Thy- 
atira burying ground. 

June 16, 1901, Mr. Goodman was married to Miss Nettie Maton, 
of High Point, N. C, and from then until the day of his death she 
was his devoted wife and faithful helper in all good work. He is, 
also, survived by one daughter, Miss Grace Goodman, junior at 
Flora Macdonald College, one sister, Mrs. Samuel McCorkle, China 
Grove, N. C, and two brothers, Mr. Walter Goodman, Salisbury, 
N. C, and Mr. John Goodman, Hendersonvilte, N. C. 

Brother Goodman was a faithful and active member of Pres- 
bytery, a good preacher and a devoted pastor. He was devoted to 
his Lord. He was a friend of man. 

V. R. GASTON, 

W. C. BROWN, Committee. 



Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 
Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. 

The report of the Home Mission Committee was read 
and adopted as a whole, and is as follows: 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

For Six Months, From Oct., 1923 to April, 1924 

We report this time work done in nine groups, a part of these 
belonging to the territory cut off from us by Synod last fall, but 
left for our financial support and care to April 1, 1924. 

It is with gratitude that we report progress in the fields worked 
and conditions good everywhere. The churches of the Presbytery 
have given us the money to pay our workers at the end of every 
month, with the exception of a short period, when they forgot, and 
our treasurer had to borrow in order to pay promptly, when funds 
were not available in our treasury. The nine men report faith- 
ful and efficient work done as statistics will show, and we have 
many reasons to be encouraged. 

During the time since our last report there were 39 organized 
churches served and four other missions, 641 sermons preached 
with much other work of the kind as teaching Sunday School 
classes, prayer meeting work and work among young people's 
societies by our ministers. There were 256 professions of faith 
and 112 additions on profession of faith and 39 by letter. 

One church building was completed, a neat brick building at 



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Hemp, Elise church, Rev. W. L. Wilson's group. Two nearly com- 
pleted, one at Coats, in Rev. J. F. Menius' group and one at Four 
Oaks, in Rev. A. T. Lassiter's group. Other buildings are under 
way, and all need more money in order to push to completion some 
and pay debts for work done on the one completed. Two manses 
have been finished and one repaired in the fields under our care, 
one at Sardis, C. M. Gibbs' group, one at Flat Branch, F. M. Bain's 
group. The one repaired at Gulf, in C. L. Wicker's group. The 
value of these new manses estimated at $9000. 

We are glad to report that we close the year out of debt. Dr. 
Murray, treasurer, reports good contributions from churches, 
ladies' auxiliaries, Sunday Schools and young people's societies, 
though the amounts from Sunday Schools and young people's 
societies are not as large as might be. It is well to note that our 
income for the whole year was a little over $10,000 while our out- 
lay was a little more than $11,000, and, but for a small balance 
to begin the year with, we should have come out behind. It is 
gratifying, however, to note that our collections this year were 
larger than last year by a few hundred dollars. 

One outstanding feature in this report that brings also good 
news to us, is the fact that one of the groups we assisted up to 
April 1, 1924, has become selfsupporting and comes from under 
our care, the Sardis group served by Rev. C. M. Gibbs. We desire 
to commend the churches for liberal increase to pastor's salary. 
The Synod will to a large extent withdraw its support from our 
Presbytery for next year on account of having to appropriate so 
largely to the new Presbyteries, and to others more n^edv. The 
withdrawal totaling around $1500. Worthy of mention is the fact 
that nearly all of the old groups we have been aiding for several 
years, are increasing their pastors' salaries and thus relieving us, 
one of these, the Lillington group served by Rev. J. F. Menius al- 
most ready to assure us they will be selfsupporting in another 
year. All of them have done well as we will show in the statistics 
we give below in the report of the re-adjustment of grouns and 
salaries. Our work is great yet. Though much of the old work 
has been taken from us and we are reaching out for more. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Class 1. Readjusting Appropriations and Salaries. 

(a) Benson Group Rev. A. T. Lassiter. 

That the salaries from the churches and Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sion Fund be readjusted as follows: 

Benson church to pay $1200, an increase of $100. 
Four Oaks church to pay $50, an increase of nearly $50. 
Roseneath church to pay $35, an increase of nearly $35. 
Alaska church to pay $15. 



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Total from churches $1300 and manse. 

Appropriated from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $1008, dis- 
tributed as follows: 

For Four Oaks $336, for Roseneath $336, for Alaska $336 
Nothing from Synod. Withdrawn by Synod $200. 

(b) Lillington Group, Rev. J. F. Menius. 

That we readjust salaries from the churches and Presbytery's 
Home Missions as follows: 

Lillington church to pay $900 and manse, an increase of $150. 
Cape Fear $150, increase $50. Buie's Creek $300, increase $100. 
Summerville $200. Coats $50. Total $1600 and manse. Total in- 
crease $300. 

Appropriated from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $480, with 
nothing from Synod and decrease from Presbytery of 48. With- 
drawal by Synod of $180. Total salary $2080. Appropriation from 
Presbytery distributed to churches as follows: For Coats $150. 
Cape Fear $150. Buie's Creek $80. Summerville $100. 

(c) Flat Branch Group, Rev. F. M. Bain. 

That salaries and appropriations be arranged as follows: 

Flat Branch $500. Ephesus $300, increase $100. Harnett $200. 
Raven Rock $175, increase $50. Hebron $100. Total from 
churches $1275. Total increase $150. Synod's amount af with- 
drawal $360. 

Appropriation from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $750. In- 
crease from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $234. Total salary 
$2025 and manse. Nothing from Synod. 

The amount from Presbytery distributed as follows: Ephesus 
$125. Harnett $200. Raven Rock $200. Hebron $225. 

(d) Bensalem Group, Rev. W. L. Wilson. 

To be rearranged as follows: Salaries from churches: Bensalem 
$500. Spies $140, increase $15. Eagle Springs $115, increase ? ? ? 
Elise $220, decrease of $30. Total from churches $975. Synod 
withdraws $400. 

Appropriation from Presbytery's Fund $1026, distributed to 
churches as follows: For Bensalem $126, for Spies $300, for Eagle 
Springs $300, for Elise $300. The increase from Presbytery's 
Fund to this field is $226 on account Synod's withdrawal. 

(e) Lakeview, Sunnyside and Comfort churches grouped with 
salary as follows: From Lakeview $300, from Sunnyside $400, 
from Comfort $300. From Presbytery's fund $1000. Total salary 
$2000, with a contribution of $25.00 per month from First Church, 



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Fayetteville for manse rent. The amount from Home Mission 
fund to be distributed as follows: $300 to Sunnyside, $350 to Lake- 
view and $350 to Comfort and that a committee composed of Dr. 
W. E. Hill, L. Smith, Charles Rankin, W. A. West, S. D. Smith 
and T. J. Bulla be appointed to secure a pastor. 

(f) We recommend that $300 be asked from Synod for Samar- 
cand Manor and that Presbytery withdraw its appropriation of 
$100 from the support of that institution in view of the fact t*mt 
the churches of Rev. R. G. Matheson's group have assumed $200 
increase for that work. 

(g) We recommend that we ask Synod to continue the appro- 
priation of $500 to the support of the work at Pinehurst, Rev. 
G. W. Hanna supply, and that Presbytery's appropriation for the 
next year be $300. 

(h) We recommend that Spence and Wildwood churches be 
grouped with missions Providence and Flowers with salary as fol- 
lows: From Spence and Providence $200, from Wildwood $100. 
Total $300. 

That we ask Synod for $500 and that we appropriate $1000 from 
Presbytery's Home Mission Fund — total $1500 to be distributed 
as follows: For Spence $350, for Wildwood $450, and for the two 
missions $350 each. 

Class II (1) That Rev. C. L. Wicker be granted permission to 
labor within the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery and serve the 
Horseshoe Church, the salary to be provided for by Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

(2) That Rev. E. B. Carr be granted permission to labor outside 
the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery and serve the Broadway 
Church on salary arranged by that church. 

(3) That the Presbyterial Home Mission Fund be exempted from 
payment of interest on loans from the Elliott Legacy Fund. 

(4) That the churches be urged to pay their apportionments to 
the expense of the Synod's Stewardship all-time worker to relieve 
the Home Mission Fund of this burden. 

(5) That $200 be appropriated to Cameron Hill Church to aid 
them in the pastor's support. 

(6) That $250 be loaned the Wildwood Church from the Elliott 
Legacy Fund to aid in the building of their church — the loan to 
continue for one year without interest. 

(7) That Rev. A. T. Lassiter be reimbursed from Elliott Legacy 
Fund the amount of $110.58 for land bought for the Flowers 
Chapel and for a bill paid by him for Providence Church building. 

(8) That $250 be appropriated to Cameron group to aid that 



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group on pastor's support with the hope that the churches of the 
group increase the pastor's salary the same amount. 

Presbytery heard Rev. A. R. McQueen in behalf of the 
financial campaign for Flora Macdonald College which 
was received as information. 

Election of commissioners to the General Assembly 
was taken up and it was ordered that two ministers and 
two Ruling Elders be sent to the General Assembly. The 
following commissioners were elected: 

Principals: Rev. W. C. Brown, Rev. J. F. Menius, 
Ruling Elder Edgar Hall, Ruling Elder W. J. Currie. 

Alternates: Rev. R. G. Matheson, Rev. E. B. Carr, 
Ruling Elder J. C. McDiarmid, Ruling Elder A. R. Mc- 
Eachern. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 p.m. 

Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 8 p. m., and was opened with 
brief devotional exercises. 

The permanent Committee on Foreign Missions made 
its report which was received and adopted as a whole and 
is as follows: 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions submits the following re- 
port on the state of the Foreign Mission work of the Southern 
Presbyterian Church: 

I. Finances. The receipts for the regular work have broken all 
records, amounting to $1,222,160, which is about $100,000 more 
than the cost of the year's regular work. The debt has been re- 
duced from $249,411 (April 1, 1923) to $150,699 (ApriL 1, 1924). 
Special gifts, mainly for equipment, amounted to $175,254. 

II. Number of Missions and Missionaries. Nine missions are 
maintained by our church, three in Brazil, two in China, and one 
each in Africa, Japan, Korea and Mexico. All the missions to- 
gether have 54 stations and nearly 1700 out-stations. During the 
past year 37 missionaries have been sent out. The total number 
of our missionaries is 504. These include ordained ministers, 
physicians, trained nurses, teachers, industrial and agricultural 
workers, business managers and builders. To assist these mis- 
sionaries there are about 3600 native workers. 



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TIL Growth in Membership. On our fields last year 5,397 were 
added to our church rolls. The total number of communicants is 
50,875. This number does not include those whom we release 
(each year) in Japan to the Church of Christ in Japan, nor great 
numbers in Brazil who are annually released to enter the Inde- 
pendent Brazil Church. The same is true in some of our other 
fields. Usually, as fast as our churches become self-supporting, 
they are turned over to the native church, should there be one, 
thus making our work more or less constantly pioneer work Last 
year the income from all native sources amounted to $367,327. 

IV. Education. Our schools on the foreign field number 1,215 
with a total enrollment of about 54,000. Sunday Schools number 
1,596 with a membership of over 85,000. In these fields the Bible 
is translated into the native languages and dialects and in most 
cases our own mission printmc presses publish the Sunday School 
literature and other such Christian printed matter as may be 
necessary. 

V. Industrial Training. Along with the evangelistic and educa- 
tional work must go industrial training, for the Christians in each 
country must be provided with means of self support. In nearly 
all of our fields are industrial schools teaching carpentry, brick- 
making, building, tailoring, engineering, printing or farming. Our 
agricultural school at Lavras, Brazil, ranks among the leading 
missionary agricultural schools of the world. The Africa mis- 
sion especially, is promoting this phase of mission work, teaching 
the natives the dig-nity of labor and some means of self-support. 

VI. Medical Work. Under the direction of our 32 missionary 
doctors and our 19 nurses, there are 33 hospital buildings and 23 
disnen caries. Assisting in this work there are 24 native physicians 
and 124 native nurses. Last year there were over 4200 major 
operations performed in these hospitals, while in the hospitals and 
dispensaries together the treatments numbered over 375,000. 

VTI. Property. A work as large and as varied as this needs much 
material equipment to make it effective and to guarantee perma- 
nent results. Missionaries must have homes; schools recmire b^ii^- 
ings, equipment and libraries; congregations need preaching halls 
and chapels; doctors require dispensaries, hospitals and modern 
medical eauipment; evangelists on their tours must be provided 
with bicycle, motor boats, motorcycles or Ford cars to aid in carry- 
ing the message to the people in cities, villages and country dis- 
tricts. 

VIII. This great mission task is our task and the measure of its 
success and growth is largely determined by the measure of fin- 
ancial support which we give it. 

IX. How Missionary Assignments are made. New missionaries 
are sent out on pledges of $2700 apiece per year of money over and 
above accustomed Foreign Mission contribution. The support of 
a deiinitely assigned missionary is in distributable blocks of $300 



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and upward, $300 being the smallest fraction of missionary sup- 
port that is accepted. In the case of brand new missionaries, this 
$300 or more must be, by explicit order of the General Assembly, 
over and above accustomed Foreign Mission contribution. In the 
case of missionaries already on the field this over and above re- 
quirement does not apply. Any individual, church or auxiliary 
may put its accustomed Foreign Mission contribution of $300 or 
more into the form of an annual pledge and may have some mis- 
sionary already on the field assigned to it by writing the Executive 
Secretary, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. In such cases, however, an 
increase over former contributions is always urged. Should a 
definite object costing less than $300 be desired, there may be as- 
signed one or more shares of $50 each in particular stations, or 
the support of native workers running from $60 to $180 per year. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That churches, societies, and individuals assume, wherever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the Foreign 
Mission work. 

2. That Mission Study Classes be organized in all churches and 
that they be urged to study the text books on China as recom- 
mended for the current year. 

3. That all Sunday Schools be urged to follow the Seven Year 
Plan for Missionary Education and to study, pray for, and give to 
the support of our work in the Congo during the year; that they 
contribute to our work in the Congo in accordance with the $5- 
Share-Plan and that the booklet entitled "Our Prayer Each Week" 
be used as widely as possible. 

4. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
six Missionary Programs prepared especially for the six mission- 
ary meetings provided for in the regular C. E. schedule. 

5. That every church during the coming year be encouraged 
to organize a Church School of Missions in which all the church 
will take part for a specified length of time according to the plans 
prepared by the Educational Department. 

6. We call the attention of Presbytery to the fact that all our 
nine Missions without exception are confronted with wonderful 
opportunities and are calling loudly for reinforcements. At the 
same time the Church is not contributing sufficient funds to care 
properly for the work already undertaken. We recommend there- 
fore that the Presbytery urge upon the pastors, sessions, and 
auxiliary leaders of our churches to lay these facts earnestly upon 
the hearts of God's people with an appeal that through the Pro- 
gressive Program, and bv social offerings authorized by the Gen- 
eral Assembly, our great Church may meet this challenge of the 



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Lord and may adequately care for its present growing work and 
enlarge it through the addition of new missionaries. 

Signed 

D. L. JONES, Chairman 
C. M. GIBBS 
CARL B. CRAIG, 
J. C. McDIARMID. 

The Committee on Sunday School and Young Peoples' 
Work made a report on these subjects separately. A 
popular meeting, in which a number of encouraging and 
helpful talks were made, was held. 

The Statistical report on Sabbath Schools was adopted 
and ordered sent to the General Assembly. This will be 
found in the appendix. 

The Report on Sabbath Schools and Young Peoples' 
Work was adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on Sabbath Schools and Young Peoples' Work 

Your Committee begs leave to report the following Statistics in 
connection with the Sunday Schools of the Presbytery: 

Number of Schools 96; Officers and Teachers 860; Scholars 7833; 
Cradle Roll 508; Home Department 313; Total Membership for the 
Presbytery 9514; Pupils added to the communion during the Year 
408; Contributions: Foreign Missions $818; Assemblys Home Mis- 
sions $90; Synods Home Missions $176; Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions $112. Congregational Home Missions $691. Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief $486. Sunday School Extension and 
Publication $935. Educational Institutions $92; Bible Cause $29; 
Orphans' Home $3536; Current Expenses of Schools $8700; Miscel- 
laneous Contributions $3078; Grand Total $18,243. 

A study of the Statistical Reports from our Sunday Schools for 
the Year, reveals the following facts, to which we would call the 
earnest attention of our Pastors and Sessions: 

We have 96 Sunday Schools in the Presbytery. Of these only 
22 report a Cradle Roll Department, 34 a Beginners Department, 
30 a Primary Department. 37 a Junior Department, 28 an Inter- 
mediate Department, 23 a Senior Department, 19 a Young Peoples' 
Department, 35 an Adult Department, 9 a Home Department, 13 
a Missionary Department, and 6 any Teacher Training Work. 

Only 37 report any Organized Classes; 9 any Workers' Confer- 
ence, and 22 any Library. 

In 59 only is the Bible reported as being memorized, in 28 the 
Hymns of the Church, and very few efforts seem to have been 



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made to study the interests of the Sunday School by holding Insti- 
tutes or Conferences of any kind. 

Plainly, these facts ought not to exist. Only eight of our 96 
Schools report perfect organization according to our Assembly's 
Standard of Efficiency, and the report in every Department from 
these eight Schools, shows the fine effects of following this tested 
Standard of Efficiency. We are particularly weak on the Ho A ne 
Department, the Missionary Department, Teacher Training and 
Workers' Conferences, by which we mean regular meetings of the 
Officers and Teaching forces in our Schools. Our report reveals 
beyond a shadow of doubt that we are not as we should, studying 
our Sunday Schools with the definite aim of making them Standard 
and thoroughly efficient, and let us not forget that if we are neg- 
lecting them, we are neglecting the very plant-beds of the Church. 

We desire to call attention to two very encouraging signs. Of 
our 96 Schools, only 3 fail to run throughout the entire year, and 
in 85 the report is that the Catechisms are faithfully taught. 

In the matter of financial response to the Causes of the Assem- 
bly, we are especially weak on Assembly's Home Missions, Pres- 
bytery's Home Missions, Synod's Home Missions, Educational Insti- 
tutions, and Bible Cause. A mere glance at our Statistical Report 
shows that very few of our Schools have any systematic plan for 
contributing to the Assembly's Causes, only nine Schools out of 96, 
having made offerings to all the Causes. An Efficiency Chart, 
used by a Regular Workers' Conference in all our Schools, would 
change these facts, in no way lessen the contributions made to any 
cause at present, and would put new life and enthusiasm into 
Officers, Teachers and Scholars throughout our oounds. 

We wish to call attention also to the matter of Evangelism in 
our Sunday Schools. While 408 were added to the communion dur- 
ing the year, only 47 Schools reported these additions, which leaves 
49 who either had no report to make or failed to report the facts 
if they existed. 

While your Committee recognizes that we have a number of 
weak Sunday Schools numerically, and that many of them are 
loeated in the country, we feel that a careful study of our Sunday 
School situation as seen by the reports which have been sent in, 
should send us all home, determined to put more time, more de- 
tailed attention, more prayer, and more hard work, upon the School 
which has the Word of God as its Text Book and the future mem- 
bership of the Church in its ranks. 

We make the following recommendations: 

1. A careful study of the Efficiency Chart in every Sunday 
School. 

2. The holding of Regular Workers' Conferences in every Sun- 
day School. 



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3. The organization of Teacher Training Classes where none 
have been held, for systematic text book work. 

4. The use of Mr. Claude Carr, of Mooresville, N. C, our Supt. 
of Sunday School and Young Peoples' Work, for conducting 
Schools of methods in individual Churches or groups of Churches. 

5. The careful education of our pupils as to all of the Assem- 
bly's Causes, using as a minimum the percentage basis worked out 
by the Assembly's Stewardship Committee. 

6. Definite effort through personal evangelism to reach espe- 
cially the teen-age boys and girls in our Schools, with the Call of 
Christ for their lives. 

We report 70 Young Peoples' Societies in the Presbytery, with a 
membership of over 2500 and contributions which total $3118. 
Over 90 per cent of these Societies are Christian Endeavor, thus 
showing the loyalty of our Churches to this form of Young Peoples' 
Organization as recommended by the General Assembly, and the 
aDpeal which Christian Endeavor makes to the Young People 
themselves. Sixty-four of our Young People attended the State 
Conference at Davidson last summer and spread their enthusiasm 
and vision in three echo meetings held within our bounds. 

While this report looks good as a whole, we call attention to 
the f?ct that we are very short on Intermediate Societies, thus los- 
ing our grip on the boys and girls at the very age when by all 
means th^v should be kent tied to the activities of the Church. 
We are all aware of the danger of drifting which occurs in the 
teen-age. 

In studving the p-ifts of these Socities. it is at once seen how 
spasmodic and unbalanced was the division of their funds, re- 
ve^iing; that we are losing the opportunitv to train our young 
people as to the needs of all our Benevolent Causes. 

The Reports are also very inaccurate and poorly made out and 
show improper supervision on the part of pastors and sessions in 
this respect. 

We make the following recommendations: 

1. That pastors and sessions identify themselves more closely 
with our young people, both for their own information and for 
the encouragement of the work they are doing. 

2. That special efforts be made this year to more thoroughly 
organize our Juniors and Intermediates into Young Peoples' work, 
thus starting and holding them in the work of the Church. 

3. That our Young Peoples' Societies be urged to adopt a Bud- 
get Plan and contribute to all the Causes of the Assembly. 

4. That our pastors and sessions do all within their power to 
send selected Young People, from 15 to 24 years of age, to the 



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Young Peoples' Conference at Davidson on June 10-17, and urge 
the older of our Young People who are already committed to 
definite leadership, to attend the Conference at Montreat from 
June 24 to July 6. 

5. That when the echo meetings from the Davidson Conference 
are announced, the Churches within reach of these echo centers, 
send as large delegations of Young People as possible to these 
meetings. 

S. K. PHILLIPS, Chairman. 

The time and place of the next stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery was taken up and Long Street Church was chosen 
as the place, the fixing of the time bein<? left to the pas- 
tor and stated clerk. The pastor was allowed the privi- 
lege of inviting Dr. Walter W. Moore to he present and 
T)rw*h the sermon in connection with the communion 
service. 

Dr. D. S. Currie, President of the Men of the Presby- 
tery, was heard in a verbal report, which was received as 
information and the organization was commended for its 
splendid work. 

Rev. J. H. Frizzell, the pastor of the local M. E. 
Church, South, was introduced to the Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. W. E. 
Hill, until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Third Day, Morning Session, 9 A. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 a. m., and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. T. C. Croker. 

A communication from the Stated Clerk of Orange 
Presbytery touching the financial campaign for Flora 
Macdonald College, in which it is stated that Orange 
Presbytery aerees to be responsible for its proportionate 
part of the $150,000 to be raised for the college, as con- 
stituted prior to division by the Synod of 1923, was re- 
ceived as information. 

A communication from Davidson College was received 
and referred to the committee on Christian Education. 



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A communication from the Near East Relief Commis- 
sion was received and referred to the Committee on Bills 
and Overtures. 

A report from Licentiate Blue as to his work during 
the past six months, was received as information. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing 
Committees : 

Standing Committees 

Bills and Overtures: M. D. McNeill, I. N. Clegg, C. M. Gibbs, 
J. A. Hodgin. 

Calls and Supplies: C. B. Craig, F. M. Bain, Kenneth McCaskill, 
N. T. McLean, Lee Cameron. 

Judicial: W. C. Brown, Geo. W. Hanna, T. C. Croker, K. A. Mc- 
Donald, Alex McNeill. 

Nominations: W. E. Hill, E. C. Murray, A. J. Bain, J. C. Mc- 
Diarmid, A. McKay. 

Minutes of Synod: W. L.Wilson, A. T. Lassiter, Neill McKay, 
D. A. Huffines, D. M. Fairley. 

Sessional Records: J. F. Menius, Chairman. Sec. 1. E. B. Carr, 
Daniel A. Blue, F. M. McKay, Edgar Hall. Sec. 2. A. D. Carswell, 
H. J. McDonald, J. A. McLeod, A. E. Rankin. Sec. 3. I. N. Clegg, 
L. M. Blue, J. C. Williams, E. L. McNair. Sec. 4. Geo. W. Hanna, 
A. C. McCormick, D. P. Ray, J. P. McFayden. Sec. 5. J. B. Black, 
Dr. Thos. Stamps, W. J. Currie, D. J. McMillan. 

Leave of Absence: D. L. Jones, L. Smith, N. L. McFadyen, Lee 

McFarland. 

Narrative: L. A. McLaurin, T. C. Croker, W. G. Buie, J. T. 
Shaw, John McLeod. 

Orders: W. C. Brown, Jeptha Peele, Dr. W. E. Evans. 

Printed Minutes of Presbytery: A. T. Lassiter, J. G. Hughes, 
D. C. Gillis. 

Rev. E. L. Siler presented the following overture to the 
General Assembly, which was adopted and ordered for- 
warded to the Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby overtures the General 
Assembly to meet at San Antonio, in May next, to instruct its 
Executive Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief to so modify the programs sent out to the churches to be used 
in a "White Gift Service" during the Christmas holidays, that they 



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may be more in accordance with the simplicity in worship which 
is favored by our Southern Presbyterian Church. Especially would 
we urge less of the theatrical, in the way of costumes and un- 
usual decorations. We approve heartily of the spirit and purpose 
of the "White Gifts for our King" service conducted by our Sun- 
day Schools at Christmas, but would express our protest against 
showy theatricals in our churches. 

E. L. SILER. 

The following recinding resolutions, presented by the 
Home Mission Committee, were adopted: 

RESOLUTIONS 

To rescind the action of Presbytery at its last adjourned meet- 
ing overturing Synod to transfer Broadway Church from Orange 
Presbytery to Fayetteville Presbytery. 

To strike out the recommendation of Home Mission Committee 
in its report appropriating $250 to Cameron group for aid in sup- 
port of its pastor. 

An overture to the Assembly, by Rev. G. E. Moore- 
house, touching the Assembly's Stewardship Committee, 
was taken from the docket and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON ORPHANS' 

HOME 

Your Committee on the Orphans' Home submits the following 
report: 

There is an increase of $4000 in contributions from Fayetteville 
Presbytery, for the year just closed. 

This seems encouraging, but greater help should be given. There 
were 37 churches which failed .to contribute as congregations and 
of this number 16 contributed through Societies and Sunday 
Schools, thus presenting the fact that 21 churches contributed 
nothing through any channel. 

Last year 62 Sunday Schools failed to contribute to this worthy 
cause, and this year, just closed, 68 failed to contribute. 

We recommend that all officers of Societies, Sunday Schools, 
Sessions and Boards of the church be urged to keep this great 
cause alive before the people, and that the Sunday Schools be 
urged to make a special contribution on each 4th Sunday. 



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In answer to the earnest request of Mr. J. B. Johnston, Supt. 
of our Orphans' Home, we further recommend the following Over- 
ture to the General Assembly. 

In view of the fact that 50 per cent, or half of the support of 
the work at Barium Springs Orphanage is derived from the 
Thanksgiving offerings, and that the General Assembly's Home 
Mission Campaign during the month of November last, greatly 
interfered with this Thanksgiving offering, we would overture 
the General Assembly, making request that the entire month of 
November be free from all campaigns, so that the cause of the 
Orphanage will not be embarrassed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. Wilson, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report, which was adopted: 

"Your Committee would report they have examined the printed 
minutes and find them correct. We recommend that the printed 
copy, attested by the Stated Clerk, be made the official copy of 
Presbytery. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman." 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

"Your committee reports that the Minutes of Synod were read, 
but we found nothing in them calling for any action on the part 
of this Presbytery. 

W. L. WILSON, Chairman." 

The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions made its 
report, which was adopted and is as follows: 

ASSEMBLY HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Assembly Home Missions reports a year of 
progress, both in financial returns and in spiritual results. The 
total receipts for the year from all sources for the maintenance of 
the work were $584,253, a gain of $60,852 over the preceding year. 
Of this sum $508,743 came from strictly Progressive Program 
sources. 

Reports from the field show that 10^258 were added to the 
church on profession, and 4,076 on certificate, a total of 14,325 
brought into the churches by workers supported entirely or in part 
by the Assembly's Home Missions Committee. 

During the year the Committee assisted by donation or loan in 
the erection of twenty churches and manses. 



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The total receipts from the special Equipment Campaign were 
$104,147. This amount includes the Birthday gift of the Auxiliaries 
for the Mexican Girls' School. 

There is one feature in the promotion of Home Mission educa- 
tion to which your committee would call special attention. The 
records show that only a very small number of Sunday Schools 
observe the annual Home Mission Day in November, or make an 
offering for this cause. The great hope of all the missionary 
causes of our church is in education especially of the young and 
this is an opportunity lost. The value of the observance of this 
day is, and is intended to be, quite as largely educational as finan- 
cial and no opportunity of giving information or creating interest 
through the Sunday Schools should be lost. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. In view of the failure of so many Sunday Schools to oserve 
the annual Home Mission Day in November, the Presbytery urges 
upon all Sunday Schools to arrange for the observance of the day 
this year. 

2. In view of the fact that the Presbytery as a whole still fails 
to contribute to this cause its proportionate part of our total of 
benevolences according to the percentage schedule of apportion- 
ments, the attention of the pastors be called to this fact and the 
churches requested to give the cause its proper place in their bud- 
gets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 

Rev. W. E. Hill presented an overture to Synod touch- 
ing the Permanent Building Fund, which was adopted 
and is as follows: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville realizing the need of funds for 
equipment for Synod's Home Mission work, and finding the plan 
of raising a permanent endowment of $200,000 impractical and 
without sympathetic support on the part of the people, respectfully 
overtures the Synod of North Carolina, in lieu of the $200,000 
equipment fund and the plan for raising the same, to designate, 
yearly, a definite amount, for. immediate use, to be raised for this 
cause and that this amount be apportioned to the churches, over 
and above the regular apportionments for Synod's Home Missions. 

The Permanent committee on the Narrative made its 
report, which was received, and pending its adoption, a 
popular meeting was held touching this matter, in which 
numbers of helpful talks were made. The report was 
adopted and ordered sent to the General Assembly. It 
will be .found in the appendix to these minutes. 



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The Presbytery's Secretary of Stewardship made his 
report which was received and adopted and is as fol- 
lows: 

Your Secretary of Stewardship reports encouraging progress as 
follows : 

Sixty-six churches have made definite subscriptions to benevo- 
lence. 

In 1924 4753 subscribers pledged $75,360 
In 1923 4265 subscribers pledged $68,781 

Increase 488 $ 6,585 

Tithers increased from 693 to 812. 

L. A. McLAURIN, Secretary. 

The Committee on Stewardship made the following re- 
port which was received and adopted: 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

Your Committee on Stewardship submits the following report: 
For the year the churches of the Presbytery contributed to the 
several benevolent causes the following totals. 

Foreign Missions $27,091 

Assembly's Home Missions 10,761 

Synod's Home Missions 9,522 

Presbytery's Home Missions 9,655 

Cong. Home Missions 2,259 

C. E. and Min. Rel. 6,337 

S. S. Ex. and Publication 2,668 

Educational Institutions 19,754 

Bible Cause 718 

Orphans' Homes 16,028 

$104,793 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 

Presbytery receded from business to engage in devo- 
tional exercises, at which time Presbytery heard a ser- 
mon by Rev. G. W. Hanna from the text: I Peter 3:16. 

The commission to visit Milton church and investigate 
the advisability of dissolving the church, made its report 
which was received and adopted and is as follows : 

Milton Church, Fayetteville Presbytery, March 30, 1924. The 
commission appointed to investigate conditions at Milton Church 



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and report to Presbytery as to whether it should be dissolved met 
at the church on the above date; at 3:30 p. m., present: Rev. V. G. 
Smith, D. D., Chairman, Rev. R. A. McLeod, Ruling- Elders L. M. 
Blue and D. S. Poole. The commission was constituted with 
prayer by R. A. McLeod, D. S. Poole was elected clerk. 

The commission proceeded to make diligent inquiry as to why 
the church should be dissolved; or why it should not be dissolved. 
Ruling Elder E. F. Murray of the church made a statement 
of conditions, covering the history of the church. Oth- 
ers also made statements, among them four ladies who opposed 
dissolution. The commission learned that only twenty to thirty 
people attended preaching services, and that although a Sabbath 
school was regularly maintained the average attendance was not 
over fifteen. It was found that twenty-one members of the church 
were present, and a ballot was taken as to whether the church 
should be dissolved, and sixteen voted to dissolve, and four voted 
against dissolution. 

On motion the commission voted to recommend to Presbytery 
that the church be dissolved and +.hat it be made an outpost of 
Laurel Hill church. The session of the church promise the com- 
mission to maintain a Sabbath school and other services as condi- 
tions justify. 

The session closed with prayer. 

D. S. POOLE, Clerk. 

The committee on Nominations made the following re- 
port which was received and adopted: 

Your Committee on Nominations presents the following: 

Trustees Flora Macdonald College— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. Mc- 
Callum, Edwin Morgan, A. W. McLean to succeed themselves. 

T mstees Donaldson Fund — H. M. Pinkston to succeed Rev. H. G. 
Hill. 

Trustees Sandy Grove Church Property — J. B. Cameron to suc- 
ceed A. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue to succeed F. S. Blue. 

Executive Committee Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, Chair- 
man to succeed H. G. Hill, F. M. McKay to succeed J. D. Cole. 

Committee on Sunday School and Young Peoples Work — A. D. 

Carswell to succeed J. W. Goodman, Chas. Rankin to succeed R. E. 
Carrington, L. A. McGeachy to succeed A. C. Ray. 

CommHtee on Stewardship — A. R. McQueen, Chairman to suc- 
ceed H. G. Hill, R. A. McLeod. 

Historical Committee — R. A. McLeod to succeed Neill Mclnnis. 

Committee on Evangelization — D. S. Currie to succeed A. C. Ray. 



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Committee on Men of the Presbytery — D. S. Currie to succeed 
A. C. Ray. 

Committee on Natural Science — D. L. Jones to succeed C. L. 
Wicker, C. M. Gibbs to succeed R. C. Gilmore. 

Committee on Theology — E. L. Siler to succeed H. G. Hill. 

Committee on Church Government — Carl B. Craig to succeed J. 
W. Goodman, G. W. Hanna to succeed Neill Mclnnis. 

Committee on Ecclestical History — F. M. Bain to succeed Jonas 
Barclay. 

Trustees Elise High School— G. W. Hanna to succeed Jno. Ken- 
nedy; Mrs. J. O. McClelland to succeed Mrs. J. M. Mclver. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief— R. A. McLeod, 
Chairman, to succeed A. R. McQueen, W. E. Hill. 

The Stated Clerk presented the Statistical Report, 
which was adopted and ordered sent to the General As- 
sembly. This table will be found in the Appendix. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was received and adopted : 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies submits the following re- 
port: 

We recommend: 

1. That request of Galatia Church to change terms of call to 
pastor, Rev. R. A. McLeod. so as to read "Four Sundays in the 
month — at a salary of $1600 per annum and the free use of the 
manse" be granted. 

2. That request of Red Springs Church to change terms of its 
call for services of Rev. J. B. Blacl^from $2500 and manse for all 
of his time to $3500 and manse be granted. 

3. That request of Highland Church to change terms of call 
for services of Rev. S. K. Phillips from $2700 and use of manse 
to $3000 and manse be granted. 

4. That request of Jackson Springs Church to change terms of 
call to pastor, Rev. R. G. Matheson so as to read $900 per year in- 
stead of $800, and a similar request from Culdee Church to change 
terms of call to pastor from $300 to $400 per annum be granted. 



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5. That in all of these cases the diligence and generosity of 
the churches be commended. 

CARL B. CRAIG 
F. M. BAIN 

KENNETH McCASKILL 
N. T. McLEAN 
LEE CAMERON 
Committee. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at 
Comfort Chapel, Fayetteville, made the following report 
which was adopted: 

Your commission met at Comfort Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 10, 
1923 at 7:30 p. m. All members of the commission were present. 
After a sermon preached by Rev. D. L. Jones, the commission 
was organized with prayer by Mr. Charles Rankin. The petition 
for organization of a church, signed by 49 names, was read. The 
church was duly organized. The following officers were elected, 
ordained and installed: Elders R. A. Barret, George Davis and 
Hector McNeill; Deacons Lawrence Barret, Fairley Barret and 
Grady McLeod. Rev. I. N. Clegg offered the ordination prayer. 
Rev. W. E. Hill delivered a charge to the new officers and to the 
congregation. The church was named Comfort. Presbyterial tax 
was fixed at $2 per year. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 
W. E. HILL, Clerk. 

The Committee on Church Societies made its report 
which was adopted and ordered sent to the General As- 
sembly. This will be found in the appendix. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved that Presbytery express its gratitude to Rev. and Mrs. 
W. L. Wilson, Mr. J. R. McQueen and others for their help in 
supervising and constructing the dormitory at Elise High School. 
Their co-operation and help in many ways represents a substantial 
saving in the cost of the work. 

Thp -following report of the Buildinor Committee of 
Elise High School was approved and admitted to record: 

The new dormitory was completed and opened on Feb. 1, 1924, 
and has proved very satisfactory. There are 23 bed rooms, large 
living room, dining room, kitchen, pantry, store room and furnace 
room ; The dormitory has an excellent steam heating plant, elec- 
tric lights and all modern conveniences. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 75 



Fayetteville Presbyterial furnished the bed rooms with good, 
substantial furniture, and our Young Peoples' League furnished 
the living room. The dormitory is screened all over with copper 
wire screens, and a large septic tank provides sewerage. It is 
painted white. 

The plan was given by Mr. Seiss of Boston; Mr. J. R. McQueen 
purchased all material at cost, and together with Mrs. Wilson 
and myself supervised the construction of the building as no con- 
tract was made; so that for $15,500 we erected a building which 
could not be duplicated under $20,000. 

Cost of Arrowood Dormitory $15,500 

Building Fund 9,000 

Debt $ 6,500 

The Boys' Dormitory needs some repairs; a new engine for 
pumping water is needed; the old buildings need painting, and a 
comfortable cottage should be erected for the Principal; then Elise 
will be well equipped. 

W. L. WILSON, Treasurer. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made his annual report, 
which was received and adopted and is as follows: 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY FOR 
YEAR 1923-4 

Presbyterial Home Missions — Receipts 

Churches $ 8,260.90 

39 Woman's Auxiliaries 1,288.49 

Young People's Societies 52.52 

Sunday Schools 55.28 

Individuals 150.00 

Loans from Elliott Legacy 1,000.00 

Total $10,807.19 

Balance from last year $ 3,802.12 $14,609.31 



Disbursements 

Rev. L. Rnrth, Salary $ 2,400.00 

Rev. L. Smith, Expenses 50.00 

Rev. J. F. Menius 528.00 

Rev. F. M. Bain 516.00 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs 240.00 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis 1,212.00 

Rev. W. C. Cumming 100.00 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter 1,100.00 

Rev. Jonas Barclay 1,100.00 



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Rev. C. L. Wicker 1,117.31 

Rev. W. L. Wilson 683.35 

Rev. R. G. Matheson 100.00 

Rev. L. E. Wells 100.00 

Rev. H. H. Leach 262.50 

J. R. Woods 170.50 

Rev. G. W. Hanna 250.02 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer's Salary 200.00 

Synod's Stewardship Committee 754.80 

Printing "Home Mission News" 58.90 

Insurance on Providence Manse 34.88 

Payment of Note for Providence Church 150.00 

Payment loans from Elliott Legacy 1,000.00 

Miss A. F. Nicholas, S. S. Work 17.00 

Total $12,145.26 

Balance on deposit $ 2,464.05 $14,609.31 



Gilbert Memorial Fund 

Balance from last year $ 140.73 

Raven Rock Note, paid with interest 114.00 

Interest on three notes 50.00 

Total savings deposits 304.73 

Notes to cover loans: 

Hebron, West End and Duke $ 500.00 

Total amount of fund $ 804.73 



M. H. McBryde Legacy Fund 

Balance from last year $ 800.00 

Interest on savings deposit 9.34 

Paid for Fairview Church $ 267.00 

Balance savings deposit 542.34 



$ 809.34 $ 809.34 

John Elliott Legacy Fund — Receipts 

Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery $10,000.00 

McEachern Cotton Mill Co., interest on note. 110.83 

Interest on savings deposit 86.00 $10,196.83 



Disbursements 

P. B. Johnson, on acc't Providence Church $ 459.76 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter, acc't Providence Manse_ 101.28 
Henry Stancill, on account Center Ridge 

Church 50.00 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILXE PRESBYTERY 77 



Appropriations to Church buildings: 

Coats, $1000. Palestine, $50 1,050.00 

Spies, $250. Four Oaks, $1000 1,250.00 

Elise, $1000. Fairview, $250 1,250.00 

Goldston, $500. Shiloh, $500 1,000.00 

Wildwood 500.00 

Total $ 5,661.04 

Loan to McEachern Cotton Mill Co. $ 3,000.00 

Balance savings deposit 1,535.79 $10,196.83 

Total amount of fund, Apr. 1, 1924___$ 4,535.79 

Presbyterial Fund — Receipts 

Total for the year $ 1,866.29 

Balance from last year 148.56 $ 2,014.85 

Disbursements 

Synod's Assessment $ 220.00 

Assembly's Assessment, 1922-3 406.00 

Assembly's Assessment, 1923-4 481.00 

Stated Clerk's Salary 200.00 

Stated Clerk's Office Expenses 31.19 

Permanent Clerk's Salary 20.00 

Treasurer's Office Expenses 27.16 

Printing Minutes of Presbytery 234.90 

Presbytery's report blanks 23.58 

Printing Statistical tables 10.81 

Commissioners to the Assembly: 

W. E. Hill 39.00 

G. F. Kirkpatrick 39.64 

C. M. Gibbs 42.19 

E. C. Murray 41.90 

L. L. McGirt 30.00 

A. C. McDonald 35.64 

J. H. Kennedy 38.65 

J. A. Hodgin 34.55 

Total $ 1,956.21 

Balance on deposit $ 58.64 $ 2,014.85 



About $900 for Presbyterial Home Missions was received after 
the books were closed, April 2. The importance of regular quarter- 
ly remittances is again emphasized by the fact that $5,446 was 
received after March 1, over half of the year's contributions. 
Meantime the Treasurer had to borrow $1000 to pay our workers. 

For the Presbyterial Fund the following churches are in arrears, 



78 MINTTTES OF FAYETTEVIIXE PRESBYTERY 



some of them for more than one year. (List read in Presbytery 
and statements sent to church treasurers). 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. C. Murray, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of the 
Treasurer, and find them correct. 

J. A. McGEACHY 

L. McINNIS 

L. J. GRANTHAM, Auditing Committee. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report which was received and approved : 

The following- records were approved without exception: Max- 
ton. Westminster, Culdee, Bunnlevel, Sumerville, Vass, Harnett, 
West End, Ephesus, Cameron Hill, Laurinburg, Eureka, Pinehurst, 
Ashpole, Galatia, Hebron, Elise, Raven Rock, Antioch, Palestine, 
Iona, Laurel Hill, Lillington, Rowland, Bensalem, Sardis, Raeford, 
Bethesda, Smyrna, Philippi, Big Rock Fish, Church of the Cove- 
nant, Barbecue, Godwin, Fayetteville First, Coats, Duke, Red 
Springs, Midway, Lakeside, Flat Branch, Carthage, St. Pauls, 
Manly, Montpelier, Dundarrach, Gibson, Parkton, Highland, Rex, 
Mt. Carmel. 

The following records were approved with exceptions, which 
were written in the books: Mt. Pisgah, Jackson Springs, Bluff, 
Benson, Spies, Lumberton, Cameron, Rock Branch, Shiloh, Cypress, 
Mt. Tabor, Aberdeen, McMillan, Lumber Bridge, Cape Fear, 
Bethel, Sunnyside, Sherwood, Hope Mills, Leaflet, Eagle Springs, 
Elrod, Centre, McPherson. 

(1) As a whole the books have been much better kept than 
usual. 

(2) Despite previous notice, by the Presbytery, many books 
do not have the name of the church on the outside. 

(3) We would urge the Representatives to leave the books in 
the hands of the committee until passed upon by the Presbytery. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made its report which was adopted and is as fol- 
lows : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PBESBYTERY 79 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

I. — Christian Education 

With a few exceptions, the Schools and Colleges with which we 
are directly connected, are filled with students, and doing satis- 
factory work. Financial Campaigns are in progress in several 
Presbyteries and Synods, looking toward better equipment and 
more adequate endowment. Davidson's Campaign for $600,000 
has been successfully concluded, and work on the south wing of the 
New Chamber's building has been begun. The finished building 
will cost about $400,000, and will be one of the handsomest and 
best appointed in the South. The new dormitory for girls at Elise 
has been completed, and is a substantial addition to the campus. 
It has been occupied since February. Flora Macdonald College 
has been classified as a provisional A grade college, the rating 
depending upon the realization of certain efforts for material im- 
provement. 

There are 29 candidates for the ministry under care of this 
Presbytery, 646 reported from all Presbyteries. 

II. Ministerial Relief 

The Assembly's Committee aided 452 candidates for the ministry 
and mission service, 29 more than last year. Eleven candidates 
under care of this Presbytery were aided to the amount of $1,600. 
One medical missionary was aided to the amount of $100 and one 
Youno" Woman M^s^onorv in hvr sfur 1 ' ^ ~ f th A o^emblv's Train- 
ing School was aided to the amount of $250. Total $1,950. 

Four widows and two disabled ministers were aided to the 
amount of $2,073.32. 

III. Financial 

Eighty-one Churches, nine Sabbath Schools, and fifty-five 
Societies contributed a total of $6,222.66 to Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief, and $26 to the Endowment Fund. Fayette- 
ville Presbytery contributed $5,299.17 to schools and colleges 
through Synod's Treasurer, an increase of $4,777.92 over last year. 
This does not include funds sent directly to educational institutions. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

I. That aid be granted as follows: 

Mrs. Fannie P. Coble, $300; Mrs. R. E. Steele, $300; Mrs. Mar- 
garet Wicker, $300; Mrs. Nettie M. Goodman, $300; Mrs. Flora J. 
McLauchlin, $200; Rev. H. M. Dixon, any amount he may need 
up to the maximum, $600 per year. 

II. That pastors and sessions do their utmost to secure the 



80 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 



payment of 10 per cent, of the church benevolences to the schools 
and colleges of the Synod, as this is apparently the only feasible 
way of financing our educational institutions. 

III. That sessions be urged to take whatever steps they may 
deem wise to safeguard the spiritual interests of the young people 
of their congregations in attendance upon our state educational 
institutions. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 o 'clock. 
Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 p. m. 

The Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence made 
its report, which was received and adopted and is as fol- 
lows: 

Your committee on Leave of Absence recommends that the fol- 
lowing be excused for absence: 

1. From last regular meeting, Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

2. From this entire meeting, Rev. Messrs. G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
H. M. Dixon, G. E. Moorehouse, W. A. Nicholson, C. G. Vardell. 

3. For absence Wednesday morning and Thursday, K. A. Mc- 
Donald. 

4. From Wednesday night session, R. D. Braddy. 

5. After Wednesday morning: J. S. Bethea, J. T. Shaw. 

6. After Wednesday afternoon session, D. M. Cameron, Lee 
Cameron, W. J. Currie, F. M. McKay, Neill McKay, Paul McKay, 
A. C. McCormick, J. D. McLean, Alex. McNeill, A. L. Monroe, S. D. 
Smith, D. M. Stewart, R. M. Pearsall. 

7. After Wednesday night session, A. J. Bain, H. J. Mc- 
Donald, P. McK. Williams. 

8. From Wednesday's sessions, W. K. Bethune. 

9. After Thursday morning session: E. B. Carr, T. C. Croker, 
S. K. Phillips, D. C. Gillis, J. C. McDiarmid, J. H. McNeill, D. P. 
Ray, John McLeod, J. C. Williams. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Standing committee on Bills and Overtures made 
the following report which was adopted: 

Your committee on Bills and Overtures respectfully submits the 
following report: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 81 



1. While your committee disapproves the excessive expense of 
the operation of the Stewardship committee of the Assmbly and 
Synod, yet we answer in the negative the overture of Rev. G. E. 
Moorehouse on this subject. 

2. Your committee deems it unwise to appoint a special day for 
a collection for Near East Relief. Therefore we recommend that 
Presbytery answer this overture in the negative. 

C. M. GIBBS, 

J. A. HODGIN, Committee. 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to express its thanks to 
the- church of Raeford and to the town in general, for all the 
thoughtfulness, courtesies and comforts afforded us during our 
meeting. Our stay among you has been pleasant and profitable to 
us, and we trust we have been some help to you. We wish espe- 
cially to thank the ladies for the splendid luncheons served at the 
church. This facilitated our work. We have been uplifted by the 
part rendered by the choir. 

J.F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Rev. D. L. Jones tendered his resignation as pastor of 
the Sunnyside church. It appearing that the congrega- 
tion concurred, his resignation was accepted and the 
pastoral relation was dissolved. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have printed the 
usual number of the Minutes. 

The Home Mission committee made the following sup- 
plementary report, which was received and adopted: 

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Treasurer, Dr. Murray, be authorized to pay over to 
the Kenly church the $500 appropriated by Presbytery from the 
Eliott Legacy Fund, to aid in building a manse for that church. 

2. That Church of Covenant and Mt. Carmel be grouped and 
a minister employed to serve them together with work among 
the soldiers and citizens of Fort Bragg and mission work near the 
churches. That we request an appropriation of $500 from Synod 
and we appropriate from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $900. 



82 MHSTTTTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



for this work. Salary from Church of the Covenant $600, from 
Mt. Carmel and Nursery Company $150 — total salary $2,150. This 
to hold one year. 

3. That Aberdeen and Gibson churches continue to be sup- 
plied by Rev. J. A. Calligan of Pee Dee Presbytery. 

4. That a commission be sent to Pinehurst church for the pur- 
pose of conferring with the congregation and Religious Associa- 
tion of Pinehurst in regard to a proposition submitted by said 
Association to said congregation and to take such final action as 
may seem wise to them in the premises. The commission to be 
composed of the following: W. C. Brown, L. A. McLaurin, W. E. 
Hill, J. R. McQueen, W. T. Covington. 

The committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

We rocommend that the following ministers hold meetings dur- 
ing the Spring and Summer at the churches named: 

Elise, G. W. Hanna; Big Rock Fish, C. M. Gibbs; Hope Mills, 
R. A. McLeod; Westminster, V. G. Smith; Providence, F. M. Bain; 
Mt. Tabor, L. Smith; Spence, C. E. Clarke; Pinehurst, Leonard 
Gill; Sardis, J. F. Menius; Palestine, D. L. Jones; Bunnlevel, L. 
Smith; Benson, E. C. Murray; Four Oaks, W. C. Brown, Alaska, 
A. R. McQueen; Roseneath, C. M. Gibbs; Flowers (mission), L. 
Smith; Wildwood, C. J. Smith (layman); Cameron, L. Smith; 
Cypress, E. L. Siler; Galatia, C. E. Clarke; Leaflet, Leonard Gill; 
Mt. Carmel, E. B. Carr; Barbecue, Leonard Gill; Mt. Pisgah, A. T. 
Lassiter; Cape Fear, L. Smith; Summerville, L. A. McLaurin; 
Buie's Creek, A. T. Lassiter; Coats, A. R. McQueen; Flat Branch, 
Wm. Black; Enhesus. L. Smith; Raven Rock. R. G. Matheson; Har- 
nett, Men of Presbytery; Comfort, Wm. Black. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it do 
so to meet at the First church Fayetteville , June 10, 
1924, at 1 p. m. 

The following resolution touching the generous offer 
of the Raef ord church to use their vault for filing records 
of the Presbytery and its churches, was adopted : 

Presbytery extends to the Raeford church its thanks for their 
courteous offer of space in the fire proof vault of the Raeford 
church for storing the records of Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk and Treasurer were appointed a com- 
mittee to investigate the safety vault of the Raeford 
church and make report at the adjourned meeting as to 
the advisability of placing the records in said vault; also 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 83 

to make recommendation as to a metal box suitable for 
this purpose. 

The roll was called and absentees noted. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and the 
benediction by Rev. W. E. Hill, to meet in the First 
Presbyterian church Fayetteville June 10, 1924 at 1 p. m. 

V. G. SMITH, Temporary Clerk, 

R. A. McLEOD, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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86 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

II.— SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMARY OF PRESBYTERY 

Are your Schools under the control of the Session ? 84 report so. 

What special religious interest has there been in your Schools 
during the year? 26 so report. 

How many pupils joined the Church during the year ? 408. 

How many Schools have the following departments: (1) Cradle 
Roll 22; (2) Beginners 34; (3) Primary 30; (4) Junior 37; (5) 
Intermediate 28; (6) Senior 23; (7) Young People's 19; (8) Adult 
35; (9) Home 9; (10) Missionary 13; (11) Teacher Training 6; 

(12) Organized Classes— Secondary (12-23) ; Adult (24 up) 

37. 

How many Workers' Conferences are regularly held? 9. 

How many of your Schools have libraries? 22. 

How many of your Schools close for a portion of the year? 3. 

To what extent is our own Sunday-school literature used? 84 
report using it. 

What other literature is used ? none reported. 

Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 59 report so; Hymns? 28 
report so; Catechisms? 85 report so. 

How many Presbyterial Sunday-School Institutes or Conven- 
tions were held within your bounds during year? 2 reported. 

Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Sabbath- Schools, Y. P. 
Societies and Publication: 

REV. S. K. PHILLIPS, Fayetteville, N. C. 
REV. A. T. LASSITER, Benson, N. C. 
REV. A. D. CARSWELL, Raeford, N. C, R. F. D. 
MR. L. A. McGEACHY, ST. PAULS, N. C. 
MR. CHARLES RANKIN, Fayetteville, N. C. 
REV. J. F. MENIUS, Lillington, N. C. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk, 

Maxton, N. C. 



III.— NARRATIVE OF CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WORK 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs 
of the church membership and communities are being adequately 
met? All but ten churches have two or more services a month. 

2. What is the average number, as well as the average per- 
centage, of church membership in attendance on morning, evening 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIELE PRESBYTERY 87 



and prayer meeting services, week by week, throughout the year? 
Morning ? 68 per cent. Evening ? 55 per cent. Prayer Meeting ? 12 
per cent. 

3. Total additions to church reported for year: On profession 
653; by letter 432. 

4. How many additions to the church from the Sabbath Schools 
during year? 443. 

5. How many evangelistic services v/jre held by the churches 
during the year? 59; effect of services on churches and com- 
munities? good results in all but 3. 

6. How many families hold family worship? 509; how many 
members in the Family Altar League? 53. 

7. How many Communion Services were held during the year? 
165; per cent, of members reported as attending? 77 per cent. 

8,. Do the members observe the Lord's Day? generally yes. 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for bap- 
tism? 27 churches no. 

10. Are the catechisms taught the children by the parents? 
all but 4 to more or less extent. 

11. Are the catechisms taught in the Sabbath Schools ? yes with 
only one exception. 

12. Do pupils memorize the Scriptures? 17 answer no; Hymns? 
only 25 answer yes. 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of 
Life and Possessions? Yes, in every church. 

14. How many members tithe or more than tithe? 812. 

15. Did the churches make an Every Member Canvass? all 
but 5. 

16. Did the churches pay in full their apportionment for benevo- 
lences? 30 answer yes. 

17. Were pastor's salaries fully and promptly paid? 5 answer 
no; 4 fully but not promptly; Were there any salary increases dur- 
ing the year? 23 churches increased salary during the year. 

18. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the 
churches? 7 answer "much," the others not great. 

19. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their 
own bounds? only 13 do such work. 

20. Were efforts made by pastors and Sessions to secure re- 
cruits for the ministry ? not quite 1-2 report anything done. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 

Maxton, N. C. 



88 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



III.— CHURCH SOCIETIES 



S.8 



Number of Societies Reported 

Total Membership 

Benevolent Contributions: 

1. Foreign Missions 

2. Assembly Home Missions 

3. Synod's Home Missions 

4. Presbytery's Home Missions 

5. Congregational Home Missions 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

7. Sunday School Extension and Publication . 

8. Educational Institutions 

9. Bible Cause 

10. Orphans' Home 

11. Current Expenses and Contingent Fees _. 

12. Miscellaneous Contributions 

13. Total for all purposes 



79 
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7160 
2521 
1618 
1914 

581 
1194 

355 
4349 

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4192 
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Are they under the control of the Sessions — i. e., have the Ses- 
sions approved their organization, constitution and method of 
work? yes. 

What form of Church Work do they do ? general. 

Has your Presbytery a Woman's Auxiliary, and how many 
societies are affiliated with it ? yes, 139. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



IV.— SUMMARY OF WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF FAYETTE- 
VILLE PRESBYTERY 

Auxiliaries in Presbyterial ? 79. 

Members? 2394. , 

Auxiliaries enrolled but not reporting? 7. 

Organizations including all wonen of the church? 12. 
Organizations divided into Circles? 32. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 89 



Organizations divided into Circles? 32. 

Prayer Bands? 67; Members? 680. 

Women's Bible Classes? 54; Members? 772. 

Family Altars? 300. 

Tithers? 348. 

Added on Profession of Faith? 286 reported. 

Stewardship Study Classes? 11; Members? 202. 

Mission Study Classes: Foreign? 63; Members? 825. Home? 
56; Members? 862. 

Auxiliaries observing Day of Prayer for Missions: Foreign? 32; 
Home? 23. 

Volunteers for Life Service? 37. 

Auxiliaries observing Day of Prayer for Colleges? 20. 

Survey Canvass made? 51. 

Survey Subscribers? 915. 

Church Paper Canvass Made? 40. 

Church Paper Subscribers? 977. 

Auxiliaries using Year Book of Programs ? 23. 

Copies Prayer Calendar used? 296. 

Auxiliaries having regular Literature table? 14. 

Auxiliaries having Visiting Committees for CCS? 4. 

Auxiliaries helping: The Negroes? 9. The Poor? 15. The un- 
fortunate? 19. 

Auxiliaries having Jail Work? 1. 

Contributions 

Foreign Missions i $ 7,160 

Home Missions: 

Assembly's 2,521 

Auxiliary Equipment Special 493 

Synod's 1,618 

Presbytery's 1,941 

Congregational . 581 

Christian Educational and Ministerial Relief 1,194 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 355 

Educational Institutions . 4,349 

Bible Cause 161 

Orphans' Homes 4,192 



90 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Current Expenses 6,873 

Auxiliary Benevolences 505 

Miscellaneous Contributions : 3,603 

Total to all Benevolent Causes $35,546 

Contingent Fund paid for Synodical and Presbyterial $ 631 

Grand Total $36,177 

Amount per capita $ 15 

Total increase compared with last year $ 6,507 

Auxiliaries Reaching Standard of Excellence: 

Blue Circle 10; Silver Circle 8; Gold Circle 1. 



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3. Foreign Missions — D. L. Jones. C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. 
McDiarmid and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

4. Sunday School and Young People's Work — S. K. Phillips, 
A. T. Lassiter, A. D. Carswell, L. A. McGeachy, Chas. Rankin, 
and J. F. Menius. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 
E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, W. 
DeB. McEachin and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, M. D. Mc- 
Neill, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — L. A. McLaurin. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassister, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphan's Home— W. L. Wilson, E. B. Carr, W. S. Weather- 
spoon and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship— A. R. McQueen, W. E. Hill, R. A. McLeod, 
E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick and J. F. 

Menius. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, R. A. Mc- 
Leod A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 
tham. 

11 Evangelization — L. Smith, Fairley Murray and D. S. Currie. 

12 Men of the Presbytery — D. S. Currie, L. A. McGeachy, Edgar 

Hall, 0. L. Johnson and J. M. Wilson. 

13. Synod's Home Missions — R. A. McLeod, L. Smith, E. H. Wil- 
liamson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
V. R. Gaston, I. N. Clegg. 

2. EnpliFh Branches— C G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
C. E. Clarke, R. A. McLeod. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown, 
W. L. Wilson, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 



4. Mental and Moral Philosophy— G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 
ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, G. W. Hanna, 
Carl B. Craig. 

8. Ecclessiastical History— R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Wilson, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

_ But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 
Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharpe, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 

Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville. 

Kentucky. 
Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 

North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House. New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Traiping School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. Offering to be made at convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Educational Institutions; Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, David- 
son, N. C. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphan's Home; Treasurer, Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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MINUTES 



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Jfapettebtlle iPresfopterp 




ADJOURNED MEETING AT FAYETTEiVILLE 
CALLED MEETING AT RAEFORD 



AND 



TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THIRD 
STATED MEETING AT FORT BRAGG, N. C. 



AND 



ADJOURNED MEETING AT 
WASHINGTON, N. C 



Fall, 1924 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Moderator St. Pauls, N. C. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Hope Mills, N. C. 

Rev. F. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk Linden, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1925— A. L. James. 
Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1927— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1928— J. W. McLauchlin. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1925— Rev. G. W. Hanna, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 
Exit Fall, 1927— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1928— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. 0. 

McClelland. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. C. E.Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1925— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, W. J. Johnson. 

Exit Spring. 1926— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Exit Spring, 1927— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean. 

Trustee at Large — S. B. McLean. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, D. G. 
McKeithan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, M. M. 
Pmkston, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose, C. C. McAllister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
J ROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1925— Alex Campbell. 

Pti'1 Snring. 192C — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

Exit Spring, 1927— J. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke. W. C. Brown, 
E. C. Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaurin. 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — R. A., McLeod 
I. N. Clegg, H. M. Dixon, C. B. Craig, J. A. McLeod and A. W. 
McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, June 10, 1924. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery met 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, 
June 10, 1924, at 1:00 o'clock p. m., and was called to 
order by Rev. A. T. Lassiter, the last Moderator present, 
and opened with prayer by Rev. E. C. Murray. Later, 
Rev. C. E. Clarke, the Moderator, appeared and assumed 
the duties of the chair. 

Rev. J. F. Menius was appointed Temporary Clerk. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: E. C. Murray, A. R. McQueen, W. E. Hill, 
J. F. Menius, D. L. Jones, L. Smith, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. 
McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, Geo. W. Hanna, W. A. Nichol- 
son, C. M. Gibbs, C. E. Clarke and T. C. Croker. 

Ruling Elders: D. M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant; 
J. B. Cameron, Pinehurst; N. D. McLean, Ashpole; J. A. 
Hodgin, Antioch; Alexander McNeill, Bluff; J. M. Mc- 
Millan, McMillan ; J. C. Williams, Godwin. 

A communication from Rev. E. L. Siler, telling of the 
serious condition of his eyes and of his plan to go to 
Philadelphia and New York for treatment, was read and 
it was ordered that Bro. Siler be remembered in special 
prayer at the close of the session. 

Mr. Marion J. Murray, a member of the St. Pauls 
church and a graduate of Davidson College, was intro- 
duced as an applicant to be received under the care of the 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. Rev. E. C. 
Murray, the pastor, gave testimony that the Session had 
endorsed Mr. Murray and recommended him to the Pres- 
bytery. After due examination he was received, enrolled 
as a candidate, and referred to the committee on Chris- 
tian Education. 



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Rev. C. H. Rowan, a member of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to act 
as a corresponding member. 

Rev. C. H. Rowan presented a certificate of dismission 
from Mecklenburg Presbytery to Fayetteville Presbytery. 
After a satisfactory examination he was received and his 
name ordered enrolled after signing the obligations re- 
quired of ministers in the Presbytery. 

A call from Ashpole church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. C. H. Rowan for all his time at a salary of 
$2400.00 per annum and the free use of the manse, was 
read, found in order and placed in his hands. Bro. Rowan 
accepted the call and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him at a time to be arranged by the 
commission: Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, to preside, 
preach and propound the constitutional questions; L. A. 
McLaurin to charge the people ; L. E. Wells to charge the 
pastor; and Ruling Elder Dr. W. E. Evans of the Row- 
land church. 

A call from the Antioch church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. Geo. W. Hanna, for all his time at a salary of 
$2250.00 per annum and the free use of the manse and 
farm, was read, found in order and placed in his hands. 
Bro. Hanna accepted the call and the following commis- 
sion was appointed to install him at a time convenient 
to the commission and the church: Rev. Messrs. W. C. 
Brown, V. R. Gaston, J. B. Black, and Elder Edgar Hall 
of the Dundarrach church. 

The special committee to examine the vault of the Rae- 
ford church made the following report which was 
adopted : 

Your committee appointed to examine the fire-proof vault of the 
Eaeford church, which has been offered the Presbytery as a recep- 
tacle for its records, and also to the churches of the Presbytery 
as a place where they may store valuable records, respectfully re- 
port that we have examined said vault and recommend that Pres- 
bytery accept the kind offer of the Raeford church, and instruct 
its Stated Clerk to purchase a suitable box for storing such 
records and place such records as he thinks best in this vault for 
safe keeping. 

E. L. SILER 

E. C. Murray Committee. 



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The Superintendent of Home Missions presented the 
following recommendations, from the Executive Com- 
mittee of Home Missions, which were adopted: 

1. That $174.00 per annum be added from Presbytery's Home 
Mission Fund to Rev. W. L. Wilson's salary to make it $2000.00 
and manse. 

2. That $300.00 be appropriated from Elliott Legacy Fund for 
the purchase and repair of school property at Addor, N. C, to be 
used by us for Sunday School and preaching services. 

3. That Superintendent L. Smith be permitted to secure the aid 
of the Men of the Presbytery in making survey of that portion of 
Sampson county cut off to us in the action of Synod last Fall. 

4. That Elise church be permitted to mortgage its church prop- 
erty in order to borrow $1000.00 to pay off debt for building, and 
the Trustees of Presbytery be authorized to sign the note required 
to place the mortgage. 

5. That Godwin, Bluff and McMillan churches be permitted to 
employ Rev. T. C. Croker for one year on salary as follows: $G00 
from Godwin, $750 from Bluff and $350 from McMillan. Total 
$1700. 

6. Superintendent L. Smith was instructed to co-operate with 
the Pinehurst church in securing a pastor. 

On account of other duties connected with the work of 
Presbytery, Rev. R. A. McLeod offered his resignation as 
Permanent Clerk, which was accepted and he was relieved 
of this office. 

The Superintendent of Home Missions was given 
authority to make appointments for evangelistic meet- 
ings at Sunnyside and Elise churches. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. J. B. Black to prepare a 
memorial of Rev. Dougald Monroe, deceased. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, special prayer being offered in behalf of Bro. 
Siler, to meet at Long Street church, at a time to be fixed 
by the Stated Clerk and Pastor of church. 

C. E. CLARKE, Moderator. 
J. F. MENIUS, Temporary Clerk. 
R. A. McLEOD, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest * 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C, August 15, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in the . Presby- 
terian church, Raeford, N. C, Friday, August 15, 1924, at 
1:00 p. m., and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. C. E. Clarke, and opened with prayer by Rev. A. R. 
McQueen. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, W- A. Nichol- 
son, W. L. Wilson, G. W. Hanna and R. A. McLeod. 

Ruling Elders : J. Peele, Raeford ; L. E. Gibson, Church 
in the Pines; N. S. Blue, Sandy Grove; J. A. Hodgin, 
Antioch ; M. McLeod, Shiloh ; E. H. Camp, Carthage ; Alex. 
Leslie, Galatia. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Carthage, N. C, July 30, 1924. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
Raeford Presbyterian church, on Friday, August 15, 1924, at 1:00 
p. m., to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive ministers into the Presbytery. 

2. To receive candidates for the ministry. 

3. To negotiate a loan from the Elliott Legacy Fund for the 
Coats church, on recommendation of Superintendent of Home 
Missions. 

4. To d ; ssolve pastoral relations existing between Rev. W. L. 
Wilson and the Bensalem and Elise churches. 

5. To dismiss Rev. W. L. Wilson to Orange Presbytery. 

6. To act on calls from any church in Presbytery for pastor. 

7. To act on amended calls from the Carthage and Eureka 
churches for pastoral services of Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

8. To transact any business growing out of any and all of 
above items. 

C. E. CLARKE, 
Attest: Moderator. 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



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A call from the Church in the Pines for the pastoral 
services of Rev. W. A. Nicholson for three Sunday morn- 
ing services per month, at a salary of $1300.00 per an- 
num; also a call from Lakeside church for the pastoral 
services of Brother Nicholson for three Sunday evening 
services per month, at a salary of $700.00 per annum 
were received, found in order and placed in his hands. 
Brother Nicholson accepted these calls and the following 
commission was appointed to install him the fifth Sun- 
day in August at hours convenient to the commission 
and the churches: Rev. Messrs. C. B. Craig, Chairman; 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, and G. W. Hanna, and Ruling Elder 
Fairley Murray. The chairman of the commission to as- 
sign the parts. 

Messrs. James Fairley Hardison of Galatia church and 
Duncan Buie of Jackson Springs church presented them- 
selves, with recommendations from their respective ses- 
sions, and asked to be taken under care of the Presbytery 
as candidates for the ministry. After a satisfactory ex- 
amination on experimental religion and motives for seek- 
ing the ministry, these young men were received as can- 
didates for the ministry in regular order and their names 
enrolled as such. 

Rev. W. L. Wilson tendered his resignation as pastor 
of Bensalem and Elise churches and asked that the pas- 
toral relation be dissolved. It appearing that the 
churches concurred with him in this request, the resigna- 
tion was accepted and the pastoral relation dissolved; 
and, at his own request, he was granted a letter of dis- 
mission to Orange Presbytery. 

A communication from the Carthage church asking 
permission to change the terms of their call for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. C. E. Clarke to read the first, second, 
fourth and fifth Sunday mornings and the third Sunday 
evenings, at a salary of $1600.00 per annum and the free 
use of the manse; also a communication from Eureka 
church asking permission to change the terms of their 
call to read the third Sunday mornings, and the first and 
fourth Sunday afternoons, at a salary of $800.00 pel- an- 
num and the use of the manse were received. Pending 



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the consideration of these requests Rev. C. E. Clarke 
tendered his resignation as pastor of Union church and 
asked that the pastoral relation be dissolved to take ef- 
fect September 16, 1924. His resignation was accepted 
and the church cited to show reason, if any exist, at the 
Stated meeting of Presbytery at Long Street church, 
September 16th, why the pastoral relation shall not be 
dissolved. The requests from the Carthage and Eureka 
churches were then granted to take effect September 
16, 1924, or at such time as the pastoral relation between 
Brother Clarke and the Union church be dissolved. 

There being no further business, the minutes were 
read and approved, and Presbytery adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. W. L. Wilson. 

C. E. CLARKE, Moderator. 
R. A. McLEOD, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : 

E. L. SILER, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY V i 

TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THIRD STATED SES- 
SION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fort Bragg, N. C, September 14, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its two hundred 
and twenty-third stated meeting in the Hostess House, 
Fort Bragg, N. C, having been moved from Long Street 
church on account of inclement weather, at 7:30 p. m., 
and was opened with a sermon by Rev. R. G. Matheson, 
who — in the absence of the retiring moderator — preached 
by request. The sermon was an exposition of the 8th 
chapter of I. Samuel. The Presbytery was then called to 
order by Rev. R. A. McLeod, the last moderator present, 
and was constituted with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill (2), C. G. Vardell (2), L. 
Smith, W. C. Brown (2), A. R. McQueen, A. T. Lassiter 
(2), R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin (2), C. E. Clarke (2), 
G. E. Moorehouse (2), W. E. Hill, D. D. (2), E. L. Siler, 

D. D., D. L. Jones (2), G. F. Kirkpatrick (2), C. B. Craig, 

E. C. Murray, D. D., J. F. Menius (2), R. G. Matheson, E. 

B. Carr (2), J. B. Black, (2), T. C. Croker, (2), S. K. 
Phillips, F. M. Bain (2), Kenneth McCaskill (2), W. A. 
Nicholson (2), A. D. Carswell (2), Geo. W. Hanna (2), 
L. E. Wells (3), C. H. Rowan, W. L. Foley— 31. 

Ruling Elders: H. McL. McGoogan (2), Antioch; John 
A. McCormick, Ashpole; Lee Cameron, (2), Barbecue; J. 

C. McDuffie, Bensalem; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; K. A. 
McDonald (2), Big Rockfish; Don McDonald (2), Bluff; 
Neill McKay, Buie's Creek; Frank Beasley (2), Bunn- 
level; Donald McDonald (2), Cameron; D. A. Huffins, 
Cameron Hill; N. G. Sugg (2), Carthage; A. H. White, 
Centre; J. B. Calhoun (2), Church in the Pines; I. A. 
Murchison (2), Church of the Covenant; D. S. Blue, 
Culdee; F. M. McKay, Duke; L. A. Mclnnis (2), Dun- 
darrach; Jas. W. Hill, Elise; Z. V. Blue, Eureka; J. W. 
McNeill (2), Fayetteville First; J. G. Shaw (2), Flat 



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Branch; Alex Leslie (2), Galatia; John Graham, Sr., God- 
win; J. R. Jackson, Grove; E. E. Parker (2), Harnett; N. 
A. Currie (3), Highland; J. H. McPhail (3), Hope Mills; 
J. F. Patterson, Jackson Springs; A. M. Fairley (2), 
Laurinburg; 0. L. Johnson (2), Lillington; N. D. M. 
Clark, Long Street; W. K. Bethune (2), Lumberton; Alex 
Cameron (2), Manly; J. E. Morrison, Maxton; D. J. Mc- 
Millan (2), McMillan; S. H. McPherson (2), McPherson; 
J. P. Livingston (2), Montpelier; John McLeod (2), Mt. 
Pisgah; Dr. D. S. Currie (2), Parkton; Sandy McNeill, 
Philadelphia; W. C. Guinn, Philippi; A. C. McDonald, 
Pinehurst; McLean Campbell (2), Raeford; Paul McKay 
(2), Raven Rock; J. A. McRae (2), Red Springs; D. C. S. 
Shaw (3), Rex; W. L. Smith (2), Rock Branch; Orastus 
Innis (3), Roseneath; E. H. McKinnon, Rowland; M. A. 
Patterson (2), Sandy Grove; M. McLeod (2), Shiloh; Z. 
C. Coats, Spence; L. Mclnnis, St. Pauls; J. S. Bethea (2), 
Summerville; S. D. Smith (2), Sunny Side; J. S. Mc- 
Lauchlin (2), Union; J. A. Keith (2), Vass; S. W. Wilson, 
West End; Willis Bailey (2), Wildwood— 60. 

The following ministers were absent : L. L. Little, W. C. 
Buchanan, G. T. Pace, H. M. Dixon, V. R. Gaston, I. N. 
Clegg, V. G. Smith, D. D., H. C. McPherson— 8. 

The following churches were not represented: Aber- 
deen, Alaska, Benson, Bethesda, Cape Fear, Coats, Com- 
fort, Cypress, Dunn, Elrod, Ephesus, Fairmont, Four 
Oaks, Gibson, Hebron, Hillside, Horseshoe, Iona, Lake- 
side, Lakeview, Laurel Hill, Leaflet, Lumber Bridge, Mid- 
way, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, Palestine, Pembroke, 
Sardis, Shannon, Sherwood, Smyrna, Spies, Westminster 
—36. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., was elected moderator, and 
Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, D. D., tendered his resignation as 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, which his physician had 
advised him to do on account of an eye trouble from 
which he is suffering at this time. With great reluctance, 
and with expressions of sympathy for Dr. Siler in his 
affliction and regret that the Presbytery is to lose his 
valuable services in this office, the resignation was ac- 



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cepted, effective at the close of this meeting of Presby- 
tery. The vacancy was referred to the Nomination 
Committee. 

Rev. Frank B. Bonner of Erie Presbytery, Synod of 
Pennsylvania, U. S. A., who is post chaplain at Fort 
Bragg, was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit 
as a corresponding member, and was given the privilege 
of the floor. Chaplain Bonner addressed the Presbytery 
briefly, expressing the pleasure of himself and others in 
having the Presbytery meet at the military post. 

The Committee on Orders made the following report 
which was adopted: 

1. Hours for daily sessions: 

8:00 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., 2:00 p. m. to 4:30 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 
to adjourn at will. 

2. That Presbytery take recess the second morning from 10:40 
to 11:00 in order to prepare for the Communion Service. 

3. That Presbytery hear a sermon by Dr. W. W. Moore at 11:00 
a. m., to be followed by the Presbyterial Communion Service, 
administered by Dr. Moore and Rev. A. R. McQueen, as- 
sisted by the following Elders: F. M. McKay, Lock Mclnnis, 
J. H. McCormick, and E. H. McKinnon. This service to be 
followed by the Memorial Service. 

4. That Presbytery accept an invitation from the Commanding 
General of Fort Bragg to observe a demonstration of artillery 
firing from 1:30 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. 

5. That Presbytery reconvene at 3:15 p. m., the first order to be 
to hear the reading of the report on Christian Education and 
Minsterial Relief, this to be followed by an address by Dr. 
W. W. Moore. 

6. That Wednesday evening be devoted to a popular meeting in 
the interest of Presbyterial Home Missions, Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen in charge. 

7. That Presbytery meet at Long Street church Thursday morn- 
ing at 8:30, and that the first order of the morning be to 
hear the report of the Committee on Stewardship. 

8. That Presbytery hear a sermon by Rev. C. E. Clark at 11:00 

a. m., Thursday. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The Permanent Committee on Synodical Home Mis- 
sions made the following report which was adopted : 



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Your Permanent Committee on Synod's Home Missions begs 
leave to report as follows: 

First, On July 3, 1924, after a brief but very painful spell of 
sickness, Rev. A. W. Crawford, the efficient and zealous superin- 
tendent of Synodical Home Missions, departed this life. Wonder- 
ful progress in missionary effort was made throughout the 
Synod during the period of his leadership. He rests from his 
abundant labors, but the work he accomplished will remain to 
bless many generations. 

Second, The attention of the Presbytery is called to the fact 
that Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., has been secured by the Executive 
Committee on Synod's Home Missions as the new Superintendent 
of Synod's work. Dr. Gillespie was one of the early leaders in the 
forward movement in home missions in the Synod, having served 
as superintendent of the work for six years. He, therefore, comes 
to the work in thorough sympathy with the missionary effort of 
the Synod. 

Your committee would recommend: 

1. That Presbytery urge pastors and sessions to bring the 
cause of Synod's Home Missions to the attention of their congre- 
gations: (1) By judicious distribution of literature sent out by 
the Superintendent of Synod's work, (2) By observance of North 
Carolina Day when special attention shall be called to the work of 
the Synod in the Sunday Schools and Young People's Societies, 
(3) By presenting the cause from the pulpit. 

2. That Presbytery urge all our churches to make every rea- 
sonable effort to pay promptly and fully their apportionments to 
this work. It should be sent to Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, which was 
referred to the Committee on Nominations: 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Moderator 
to meet tomorrow morning at 8 :30 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 8:30 o'clock a. m., and was opened 
with prayer. The minutes of last night's session were 
read and approved. 

Rev. W. L. Foley, of East Hanover Presbytery, was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a correspond- 
ing member. 



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Rev. W. L. Foley presented a certificate of dismission 
from East Hanover Presbytery to this Presbytery ; after 
the usual examination, which was approved, he was re- 
ceived into this Presbytery and his name enrolled, after 
signing the usual obligations required of ministers. 

A call from the Centre Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. W. L. Foley was referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

The following standing committees were appointed: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures— Rev. C. E. Clarke, S. W. Wilson, N. D. M. 
Clark. 

Calls and Supplies— Rev. C. H. Rowan, F. M. McKay, D. S. Blue. 

Judicial — Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. E. Morr:'son, J. F. Patterson. 

Nominations — Rev. Carl B. Craig, J. A. McCormick, L. Mclnnis. 

Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. R. G. Matheson, D. A. Huf- 
fines, Rev. W. L. Foley. 

Ruling Elders on Leave of Absence — A. H. White, Neill McKay. 

Orders— Rev. R. A. McLeod, Z. V. Blue, J. W. Hill. 

Printed Minutes of Presbytery — Rev. T. C. Croker, J. C. Mc- 
Duffie, John Graham. 

Resolution of Thanks— Rev. S. K. Phillips, E. H. McKinnon. 

A communication from the Christian Observer asking 
that emphasis be placed on Church Paper Week in No- 
vember was referred to Rev. T. C. Croker who was asked 
to address Presbytery on the subject of Church Papers, 
tomorrow. 

A communication from the General Assembly's 
Stewardship Committee was referred to Presbytery's 
Permanent Committee on Stewardship. 

A communication from the Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly, with reference to changes in the Book of 
Church Order and Bureau of Vacancies and Supplies was 
referred to the Committee on Minutes of the General As- 
sembly. 



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A communication from the General Assembly's Stew- 
ardship Committee with regard to the Equipment Fund 
was read as information. 

Blanks for the Statistical Report of Presbytery to 
Synod were referred to the Stated Clerk of Presbytery, 
to be filled out by him and forwarded to the Stated Clerk 
of the Synod. 

Reports of the following commissioners to the General 
Assembly were received and approved and their diligence 
commended : Rev. J. F. Menius, Rev. W. C. Brown, Edgar 
Hall, W. J. Currie. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. W. A. Nichol- 
son at the Church in the Pines and at Lakeside Church 
reported this duty performed on the afternoon and night, 
respectively, of August 31, 1924. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen reported that the commission to 
install Rev. C. H. Rowan at Ashpole Church had not been 
able to perform its duty. The commission was con- 
tinued. 

The following resolution, presented by the Treasurer 
of Presbytery, Dr. E. C. Murray, was adopted : 

That this Presbytery, this year and hereafter, co-operate with 
the General Assembly as to the Assembly's expense fund and pay- 
ing in full our Presbytery's assessment. 

Major W. E. Burr, Post Adjutant at Fort Bragg, was 
extended the privilege of the floor of Presbytery, and on 
behalf of General Albert J. Bowley, the Commanding 
General of Fort Bragg, gave an address of welcome to 
Presbytery, to which the Moderator responded in ap- 
propriate words. 

Thp Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report 
which was approved and the Treasurer was commended 
for his work. 

Rev. W. M. Hunter, Secretary of the Million Dollar 
Campaign, addressed the Presbytery on Synodical Schools 
and Colleges, which address was received as information. 



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A communication from Rev. I. N. Clegg asking for per- 
mission to labor out of the bounds of this Presbytery was 
received and his request granted. 

Presbytery took recess until 11:00 o'clock for com- 
mittee work and preparation for the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 o'clock and heard the 
Presbyterial sermon preached by Dr. W. W. Moore, Presi- 
dent of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., from 
Luke 22:19, "This do in remembrance of me." The ser- 
mon was followed by the Communion Service conducted 
by Dr. W. W. Moore and Rev. A. R. McQueen. 

A Memorial service was held at which time Rev. J. B. 
Black read a memorial of Rev. Dugald Munroe, which was 
adopted by a rising vote. The Memorial is as follows : 



REV. DUGALD MUNROE 

Our church has suffered an incalculable loss in the death of the 
Rev. Dugald Munroe, who passed to his reward on the morning 
of April 30, 1924. 

Mr. Munroe was the son of Peter and Isabelle Munroe. He was 
born at Troy, N. C, in the year 1846, and was reared in Cumber- 
land County. He was the third son of six children. Two of his 
brothers, the Rev. C. A. Munroe, who died on April 12, 1919, and 
the Rev. E. M. Munroe, who died December 12, 1923, were also 
ministers of the Gospel. 

At the age of nineteen Mr. Munroe joined the army, serving 
the Confederate cause until mustered out after the surrender at 
Appomattox. He then entered Davidson College, graduating from 
this institution in 1872, and from Union Theological Seminary in 
1876. He was licensed to preach at Old Centre Church in the fall 
of the same year. His first charge was at Soddy, Tenn., where 
he remained for fourteen years. It is a significant fact that dur- 
ing this pastorate nine young men entered the Gospel ministry as 
their chosen vocat'on. 

He was married in the year 1879 to Miss Nannie Buie, of 
Robeson County, N. C, who was his tender helpmate during his 
ministry and his sympathetic companion during the declining years 
of his life. 

Mr. Munroe's ministry covers a period of forty years. On leav- 
ing Tennessee in 1890, he returned to North Carolina where he 
served the churches at Newton, SherilPs Ford and Shiloh, in Con- 



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cord Presbytery. In 1895, he was called back to his old charge 
at Soddy, where he labored for a period of seven years more. 
Again returning to North Carolina, he ministered to the churches 
at Weldon, Roanoke Rapids and Scotland Neck, in Albermarle 
Presbytery; Big Rockfish and Hope Mills, in Fayetteville Presby- 
tery; Quaker Meadows, Anderson Chapel, and Bridge water, in 
Concord Presbytery. His final work was at Unity, Cleveland and 
Franklin, a group of churchtes to which he ministered from 1911 
to 1916. The last few years of his life were spent in the quiet of 
his own home, near Red Springs, N. C, where he fell asleep in 
Jesus on the morning of April 30, 1924. 

It is impossible to compute the influence of such a life. Quietly, 
unostentatiously he did the Lord's work in the humble fields 
to which he was called, and there are many who can testify to the 
real helpfulness of his ministry. He was a man of rare spirit, of 
broad charity, of exceptional simplicity and pure mind. Like 
Nathaniel of old, in him there was no guile. Men loved him and 
trusted him, and so his presence was a benediction in every com- 
munity in which he lived. 

Mr. Munroe will be greatly missed. He will be missed not only 
in the quiet of his own home and by the people among whom he 
lived, but also in our church courts, where he delighted to meet 
with the brethren. He was a good man, a loving father, a tender 
husband, a loyal friend, a wise counsellor, a devoted pastor, a 
faithful preacher, a good servant of Jesus Christ. 

His was a beautiful life, a blessed work. And now he rests 
from his labors and his works do follow him. 

—JAMES B. BLACK. 



Presbytery took recess until 4:00 o'clock p. m., to ac- 
cept an invitation from the Commanding General of Fort 
Bragg to observe a demonstration of artillery firing. 

Second Day — Afternoon. 

Presbytery reconvened at 4:00 o'clock. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted its report and pending the adoption of 
the report, Presbytery heard a most instructive address 
by Dr. W. W. Moore on Christian Education. The report 
was adopted as a whole and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief begs leave to report as follows : 

First, The attention of the Presbytery is called to the large 
number of students enrolled in all the educational institutions 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 10.5 



with which the Presbytery is connected. Davidson College opened 
with over 600 students, Flora Macdonald College with 279, and 
Elise High School with 68. There are 19 more boarding students 
at Flora Macdonald than can be accommodated in the dormitory 
rooms of the college. They have been given rooms in the home 
of Dr. Vardell and other citizens of the community. A similar 
condition exists at Davidson. In these days of such wide spread 
religious doubt and such glaring materialistic tendencies in edu- 
cational circles, it is gratfying to see the boys and girls of the 
church flocking into our Christian schools and colleges. These 
schools are the church's strong arm of defense against the inroads 
of infidelity, intellectual agnosticism, and the paralyzing influences 
of modern liberalism. They are also the training centres from 
which come an intelligent and an aggressive leadership in the 
church. To the students they are far more than educational in- 
stitutions; they are veritable fountains of life, illuminating the 
mind and heart with religious truth, enriching the spirit with the 
treasures of eternity, and sanctifying and ennobling the life with 
a vision of service in the Master's kingdom. It ought to be a 
matter of pride with the church to magnify her schools. Every 
possible encouragement should be given to those who have the 
responsibility of directing their affairs; and all reasonable calls 
for material assistance should be met with a cordial and liberal 
response by the church. Parents should ever be mindful of the 
fact that the only school in which they have any moral or legal 
right to expect their child to receive a positive Christian educa- 
ion is in the church school. 

Second, There are thirty-one candidates for the ministry under 
the care of this Presbytery. Of this number twenty-six are pur- 
suing their studies. Ttye reports as to the grade of their work 
indicate that they are all making diligent use of their opportun- 
ities. Five candidates on our rolls have dropped out of school. 
Two of these report that it is their purpose to resume their 
studies in the near future. The other three have failed to make 
any response, although a communication was addressed to them 
asking for a report. 

Recommendations : 

First, That aid to the amount of $150.00 each be granted to 
candidates Robert Bruce McQueen, W. M. McLeod, John Walter 
Bracy, Duncan Buie, T. A. Guiton, Marion J. Murray, Edwin S. 
Coats, and A. L. Currie. That $200 each be granted to Dixon Mc- 
Donald, H. C. Bridges, and Chas. F. McRae. 

Second, That aid to the amount of $100.00 each, from the 
Donaldson Fund, be granted to candidates DeWitt Helm, Jas. W. 
Morris, Thos. Ellis, and Jas. F. Hardison. 

Third, That aid to the amount of $75.00 each, from the Donald- 
son Fund, be granted to the following girls, now students at 
Elise, with the purpose of increasing this to the maximum of 



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$100.00, should the funds be available: Nellie Lee, Bernice Max- 
well, Eula Maxwell, L. Eugenia Bain, Nellie Tera McMillan, Vira 
Frances Collier, Margaret E. Harrington, and Pearl Helm. 

Fourth, That pending the adoption of this report the Presbytery 
hear an address from Dr. Walter W. Moore. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

The following response to the address of Dr. Moore was 
adopted : 

The Presbytery has heard with profound interest the helpful and 
thought-provoking address of Dr. Walter W. Moore on Christian 
education. His message is a clarion call to the church not only 
to support her denominational schools, but also to co-operate in 
every proper effort made to diffuse a knowledge of the Bible 
among students in our state schools. The Presbytery would 
record its hearty endorsement of the fundamental principle that 
no system of educaion that is void of the facts and spirit of re- 
vealed religion can be of permanent value to the race, or the in- 
dividual. The Presbytery would express to Dr. Moore its sincere 
appreciation for his helpful services both in his address and the 
sermon in connection with the commun'on service. 

The Presbytery took recess until 7 :30 o'clock p. m. 
Second Day — Night 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 o'clock. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported, recom- 
mending that the call from the Centre Church (on terms 
of $2,200.00 and use of the Manse) be placed in the hands 
of Rev. W. L. Foley. The recommendation was adopted, 
and he indicated his acceptance of the call. The follow- 
ing commission was appointed to install him as pastor of 
Centre Church: Dr. E. L. Siler, Chairman; Dr. C. G. 
Vardell, Rev. A. D. Carswell, and Ruling Elder L. L. Mc- 
Girt: the parts to be assigned by the chairman and the 
time to be the 4th Sunday in September at 11 :00 a. m. 

The Committee on the Minutes of the General Assem- 
bly made the following report which was received. The 
recommendations were taken up seriatim and the report 
was adopted as a whole as amended : 

Your Committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly de- 
sires to report that we have examined the minutes of the General 
Assembly with some care and make the following recommenda- 
tions: 



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1. That the careful and thorough report of tWe General As- 
sembly's Committee on the revision of the Book of Church Order 
be adopted by this Presbytery. 

2. That we recommend to our churches and ministers the use 
of the Bureau of Vacancies and Supplies whenever this Bureau 
can be of service to them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. MATHESON. 
W. L. FOLEY. 
D. A. HUFFINES. 

The Committee on Home Missions submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was received. Pending the adoption 
of this report, a popular meeting in the interest of Home 
Missions was conducted by Rev. A. R. McQueen, at which 
a number of laymen spoke of the work which they are do- 
ing. The report was adopted as a whole, and is as fol- 
lows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 
From April 1 to September 1, 1924. 

Your Committee reports that all the men on our ten mission 
fields have done faithful work, and God has abundantly blessed 
their labors. Each of these men has held from two to three 
services every Sabbath, besides Evangelistic services, and the at- 
tendance has been good. A very encouraging feature of the re- 
ports from these workers is the increasing interest among the 
ladies of the churches in their Auxiliary Society work, and the 
splendid work done by the young people in Christian Endeavor 
Societies and in Sabbath Schools. 

Two new churches, one on Rev. A. T. Lassiter's field at Four 
Oaks, and one on Rev. J. F. Menius' field at Coats, are so nearly 
completed as to be used by the congregations. 

There has been 108 accessions to the church on profession of 
faith and one by letter on the fields since April 1. 

The attention of the Presbytery is called to the large percentage 
of accessions from the Home Mission fields. During the year 
1922-1923, there Were 569 accessions to the churches of the Pres- 
bytery on profession of faith. Of this number, 112 were to the 
churches of the mission fields. During the year 1923-1924, the total 
number of accessions upon profession of faith was 670, of which 
169 were reported from these fields. These figures tell their own 
story as to the importance of the work. 

The Committee is much gratified at the splendid work done by 
Candidate Edwin Coates at Spence Church and Providence Chapel 
during the summer. Besides obviating to a large extent a distress- 
ing religious indifference among the people of the community, 
seventeen were added to the church on profession of faith. 



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It is not out of place to mention in this connection the fact that 
this splendid work done by Mr. Coates was made possible by the 
generosity of Messrs. J. C. Byrd & Bro., Mrs. A. R. McEachern, 
and Miss Ray, who rejoice with the young man in what God hath 
wrought through them. 

The Elise field was made vacant by the removal of Rev. W. L. 
Wilson to Orange Presbytery. Rev. W. J. Hunnicutt has made a 
splendid beginning in the Lakeview field, where he has been since 
July. 

The other vacant fields will be provided for as soon as suitable 
men can be obtained. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That $250.00 be loaned to Rev. J. F. Menius for use in re- 
pairs and finishing the building of Cape Fear and Coats Churches — 
the loan to be made without interest from the Elliott Legacy Fund 
for one year. 

2. That a commission composed of Rev. W. C. Brown, Rev. A. D. 
Carswell, Rev. C. E. Clarke, and Elders J. W. Graham and John W. 
McLauchlin be sent to the Eagle Springs Church to adjust trouble 
now existing in that church — the commission to meet at the call 
of the chairman. 

3. That the following Executive Committee of Presbyterial 
Home Missions be elected to serve for one year from October 1, 
1924: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. W. C. Brown, Dr. E. C. Murray, 
Dr. W. E. Hill; Elders E. H. Williamson and (as Secretary) Rev. 
L. Smith. 

4. That the Presbytery request the Presbyterial organization of 
the Men of the Church to co-operate with the Home Mission Com- 
mitee in furthering especially the work of congregational Home 
Missions and the general work of Home Missions in the bounds 
of the Presbytery. 

5. That Superintendent Smith be requested to enter at 
once into correspondence with Rev. G. B. Harris of Nashville, 
Tenn., in reference to taking the work of the Church of the Cove- 
nant with the work among the soldiers and the mission work in 
the surrounding country. 

6. That Union and Lakeview Mission, which is to be organized 
soon, be grouped to secure a pastor, this group to be self-support- 
ing. 

7. That a temporary grouping be arranged for the Church of 
the Covenant and Mt. Carmel with Rock Branch and Cameron Hill, 
and the salary while this temporary arrangement is in operation to 
be as follows: Church of the Covenant to pay $500.00, Rock 
Branch $500.00, Cameron Hill $200.00, Mt. Carmel $150.00 and 



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Presbytery's Home Mission Fund $500.00; this to be served by Rev. 
K. M. McCaskill and the time to be given to the churches as fol- 
lows: Church of the Covenant to have second Sunday morning and 
at least three Sunday nights, Rock Branch to have three Sunday 
mornings and the afternoons to be given to Cameron Hill and Mt. 
Carmel as the pastor can arrange. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following re- 
port which was adopted as a whole : 

The American Bible Society is doing the greatest work in dis- 
tributing the Bible throughout the world of any single agency. 

Only 71 churches in the Presbytery last year contributed to this 
great cause. We fell a little behind the year before, contributing 
only $718.00. 

We note with regret that the American Bible Society sustained 
a loss of $200,000.00 through the earthquake in Japan. Up to 
March 1, 1924, the Society had received only $80,000.00 to cover 
the loss. 

We appeal to the ministers and sessions of the churches to give 
the people an opportunity to contribute to the cause of spreading 
the Gospel in this way, through the American Bible Society. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman. 

A petition from Lake view, N. C, for the organization 
of a church at that place was received and the matter 
docketed until tomorrow. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made the following 
report which was adopted as a whole : 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions submits the following re- 
port on the conditions and needs of the Foreign Mission work of 
the Southern Presbyterian Church: 

Our Foreign Mission work last year was in many respects the 
greatest in the history of our Church. The results on the field 
were gratifying in the highest degree while thje receipts for the 
year broke all records and reduced the Foreign Mission accumu- 
lated deficit from $249,411 to $150,699. 

The regular Foreign Mission receipts for the first five months of 
this year are $265,514, a decrease of $54,114 as compared with 
the same period last year. The fact that this falling off is shared 
by the other Church causes does not help the situation. The 
Executive Committee is pursuing a conservative policy, making 
only such additions to the missionary force as are necessary to 
provide replacements and man the work already undertaken. 



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Our people should understand clearly that if the reduction of 
the income continues, it will be impossible to sustain the work on 
its present basis. Appropriations are already cut to the bone and 
are far less than our missionaries are pleading for. 

The last General Assembly noted the fact that all our nine Mis- 
sions without exception are confronted with wonderful opportunities 
and are calling loudly for reinforcements and better equipment, 
while at the same time the Foreign Mission income for the last 10 
yiears has not averaged enough to care properly for work already 
undertaken. The Assembly therefore urged that pastors, sessions, 
and leaders of our Church lay these facts earnestly upon the 
hearts of God's people, leading them to support with increased lib- 
erality the Progressive Program. If the Church would contribute 
the $1,581,750 which the Assembly in the Progressive Program 
has assigned Foreign Missions as its rightful quota, it would pay 
the year's work, wipe out all debt, and leave a balance for needed 
expansion. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That in view of the serious falling off in the Foreign Mission 
receipts for the first five months of this year, the Presbytery at 
this session engage in special prayer that God will awaken our 
whole Church to the seriousness of the situation thus created and 
that He will imbue our pastors with a fresh sense of their mis- 
sionary duty and responsibility. 

2. That this Presbytery with its churches accept the percentage 
and quotas for Foreign Missions recommended by the General 
Assembly and make an earnest effort to meet this obligation. 

That Church Schools of Missions be organized in all the churches 
during January and February and that they be urged to study the 
text books on China recommended for the current year and in ac- 
cordance with the plans prepared by the Educational Department, 
and also to use "Southern Presbyterian Mission Abroad" — the 
Committee's Annual Report. 

4. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
s : x Missionary Programs prepared especially for the six missionary 
meetings provided for in the regular C. E. schedule. 

5. That all Sunday Schools be urged to follow the Seven Year 
Plan for Missionary Education and to study, pray for, and give to 
the support of our work in the Congo during the year; that they 
contribute to our wark in the Congo in accordance with the $5- 
Share-Plan and that the booklet ent'tled "Our Prayer Each 
Week" be used as widely as possible. 

6. That churches, societies, and individuals, assume, whenever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the Foreign 
Mission work. 

7. We call the Presbytery's attention to the following action of 
the last General Assembly: 



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The General Assembly feels deeply the necessity of having bet- 
ter homes for our missionaries; that they should be provided with 
modern transportation facilities and suitable chapels worthy of 
the cause of the Master. Therefore it calls on the pasors prayer- 
fully to lay this matter on the hearts of their people. It would 
be a fine thing for those churches having missionaries definitely 
assigned to them, to see that they have the physical equipment 
necessary for their fields, as authorized by the Assembly. 

8. That the Christian Endeavor and Young People's Societies 
of the Presbytery be urged to take a special offering for the 
Equipment Fund on December 14, for the Girls' School at 
Kwangju, Korea. (This plan has been approved by the Executive 
Committee of Foreign Missions at Nashville). Miss Anna McQueen 
of the Rowland Church in our own Presbytery is engaged in this 
work. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

CARL B. CRAIG. 
C. M. GIBBS. 

Presbytery was lead in prayer for our Foreign Mission 
work by Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was received and 
adopted as a whole : 

Your Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery would re- 
port that the Minutes of Presbytery have been exanrned and we 
find them in every way correct. 

We recommend that the printed minutes be approved by Pres- 
bytery. 

T. C. CROKER, Chairman. 
JOHN GRAHAM. 
J. C. McDUFFIE. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following re- 
port which was received and adopted as a whole : 

Your Committee on Nominations submits the following recom- 
mendations: 

1. That J. W. McLauchlin succeed himself as trustee of David- 
son College. 

2. That Mesdames A. M. Fairley, Chas. Rankin, and J. 0. Mc- 
Clelland be reelected trustees of Elise High School. 

3. That Rev. H. C. McPherson, having severed his official con- 
nection with Flora Macdonald College and having moved outside 



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the bounds of the Synod, be dropped as a trustee at large of Flora 
Macdonald College. 

4. That Rev. J. B. Black succeed Rev. W. L. Wilson, removed, 
as Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Orphans' Home. 

5. That Rev. C. H. Rowan succeed Rev. W. L. Wilson on the 
Committee on Examination on Latin and Greek. 

6. That Rev. W. L. Foley succeed Rev. W. L. Wilson on the 
Committee on Examination on Ecclessiastical History. 

7. That Rev. R. A. McLeod succeed Dr. E. L. Siler, resigned, as 
Stated Clerk. 

8. That Rev. C. M. Gibbs succeed Rev. R. A. McLeod, resigned, 
as Permanent Clerk. 

9. That Rev. R. G. Matheson succeed Rev. W. L. Wilson as 
trustee of Elise High School. 

10. That Rev. A. R. McQueen preach the Presbyterial Sermon 
on the subject of "Infant Church Membership and Baptism." 

11. That Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick succeed Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
resigned, as Chairman of the Permanent Committee on the Nar- 
rative. 

12. That the present five Executive Comm:'ttees be re-elected. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

j. a. Mccormick. 

L. McINNIS. 
F. M. BAIN. 

A resolution requesting the Home Mission Committee 
to interview the Lakeview Church with regard to chang- 
ing its name so that it will not conflict with the name of 
the new church to be organized at Lakeview, N. C, was 
adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 
8:30 o'clock at Longstreet Church, closing with prayer 
by Rev. A. T. Lassiter. 

Third Day — Morning. 

Presbytery reconvened at 10:00 o'clock (having been 
detained in the Fort Bragg territory by a military order) 
at Longstreet Church and was lead in prayer by Rev. 
J. F. Menius. 



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The minutes of yesterday's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Rev. H. C. Hammond, D. D., of Harmony Presbytery, 
was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a cor- 
responding member. 

The Judicial Committee and the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures reported that nothing had come into their 
hands calling for action. 

Dr. C. G. Vardell, representative of Flora Macdonald 
College, addressed Presbytery on the condition of the Col- 
lege. The following resolution was adopted : 

Presbytery has heard with pleasure, through President Vardell, 
of the splendid success of Flora Macdonald College. 

We wish to express our hearty appreciation of the faithful and 
efficient services of Rev. A. R. McQueen in raising funds for the 
College. 

We express anew our confidence in Dr. Vardell and promise our 
hearty support and co-operation in building up our College. It is 
our earnest prayer and purpose that Flora Macdonald shall soon 
rank second to none in our state in its standard and efficiency. 

Presbytery receded from business to engage in devo- 
tional exercises, at which time Presbytery heard a ser- 
mon from the text, Gen. 18:18, 19, by Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted by a rising vote : 

Whereas the Presbytery of Fayetteville holding its 223rd Stated 
Session at Longstreet Church, finds itself under circumstances of 
peculiar historical significance, meeting on ground which for one 
hundred and sixty-eight years served as the gathering place of 
our Scotch ancestors for the worship of God, but was sacrificed 
to become a part of the Fort Bragg Art'llery Reservation in the 
world crisis involving our nation in 1918; and 

Whereas the entertainment of this Presbytery has been con- 
ducted jointly by the members of the Longstreet Congregation and 
the authorities of Fort Bragg, be it resolved: 

1. That Presbytery hereby expresses to the members of the 
Longstreet Congregation, its appreciation of the historical signifi- 
cance of this meeting and its realization of the privilege of fel- 
lowship in the old church where one hundred years ago on Octo- 
ber 1, 1824, it gathered for its Twenty-Third Session. 



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2. That Presbytery extend to General Albert J. Bowley, Com- 
manding General of Fort Bragg, and those associated with him, 
its sincere thanks for their splendid hospitality, for the plans made 
for our comfort and entertainment, and for the interest taken in 
preserving the old church and its grounds, and keeping alive the 
memory of those principles for which both church and state, 
though separate, have ever been ready to make the supreme sacri- 
fice. 

3. That copies of these resolutions be sent to the Longstreet 
Session, to General Albert J. Bowley, to the church and state 
papers, and to the Vass Pilot which devoted an entire issue to the 
history of Longstreet Church and presented the Presbytery with 
one hundred copies of same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. K. PHILLIPS. 
E. H. McKINNON. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 o'clock p. m. 

Third Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m. 

Rev. C. E. Clarke tendered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of Union Church, and, it appearing that a ma- 
jority of the members concurred with him in his request, 
his resignation was accepted and the pastoral relation- 
ship dissolved, 

The commission to install Rev. G. W. Hanna at Antioch 
reported this duty performed on July 6, 1924. 

The report of the commission to visit the Pinehurst 
Church was docketed for the adjourn meeting at Synod. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

We recommend the following Fall and W:'nter Evangelistic Cam- 
paign: 

Culdee, C. E. Clarke; Westminster, R. G. Matheson; Jackson 
Springs, (special), J. M. Clark; Bethel, R. A. McLeod; Shiloh, 
J. F. Menius; Dundarrack, D. L. Jones; Antioch, Leonard Gill; 
Church in the Pines, Leonard Gill; Cameron Hill, W. C. Brown; 
Summerville, L. E. Wells; El'se, L. Smith; Mt. Tabor, L. Smith; 
Cypress, Carl B. Craig; Hope Mills, A. D. Carswell; Galatia Chapel, 
A. T. Lassiter. 



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The Committee on Stewardship made report, which 
was received. The recommendations were taken up 
seriatim and the report adopted as a whole. The report 
is as follows : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Your Committee on Stewardship offers the following report: 

We would call the attention of the Presbytery to the steady 
progress being made in the matter of the every member canvass 
with respect to both the thoroughness of the canvass and the re- 
porting of the results. The number of subscript' ons secured and 
reported through the canvass for the current year is 12,060 as 
against 7,359 for the year 1922, showing an increase of 4,701 in 
the number of subscriptions and $60,944 in the total amount sub- 
scribed for all causes, notwithstanding the reduction :n the size 
of the Presbytery. The number of pledges to benevolent causes 
is only 422 less than the number for current expenses and pastors' 
salaries, and $22,151 in the total amount subscribed to the two 
causes, indicating that the churches generally are beginning to 
appreciate the relative importance of their obligation to the 
benevolent causes. Sixteen churches failed to make the canvass. 

The number of conversions reported for the year is 670 and ex- 
ceeds the average for the past four years by 153. Twenty-six 
churches report no conversions. No family altars are reported by 
39 churches and no tithers by 41 churches. The number of family 
altars reported is 534 and the number of tithers 939. The large 
increase in these two items ,while very gratifying, is most prob- 
ably, due in part to the thoroughness of the canvass and the re- 
ports. 

The Committee offers the following recommendations: 

1. That a careful list be made by every church of the uncon- 
verted in its own community and that these people be interviewed 
personally and inv'ted to accept Christ as their Saviour. 

2. That an effort be made during the year by every church 
to establish a family altar in every home. 

3. That every church be urged to endeavor to enroll every 
member as a tither. 

4. That every church be urged to secure a subscription for 
both benevolent causes and current expenses from every member 
and that special attention be given to new converts and children 
that they may be trained to contribute systematicalyy and propor- 
tionately. 

5. That the churches be urged to see that one-fourth of the 
benevolent quota shall be remitted to the treasurers of the several 
causes July 1, October 1, and January 1. 



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6. That the Presbytery's quota of the expense of Synod's Stew- 
ardship Committee be prorated among the churches, using the 
benevolent quota as a basis, and that the Home Missions Com- 
mitee of the Presbytery underwrite the amount apportioned to the 
Presbyery by the Synod. 

7. That Synod's Secretary of Stewardship be requested to pre- 
pare a table of apportionments showing the amount apportioned 
for each cause and send a copy to each pastor and church treas- 
urer, on the same percentage basis of distribution as last year. 

8. That this Presbytery approve the action of the General As- 
sembly changing the time for the closing of the church year, ef- 
fective January 1, 1926. 

9. That the thirty-four churches which increased their pastors' 
salaries during the past year be warmly commended for their 
action. 

10. That Presbytery give its approval to the special campaign 
for Equipment Fund appointed for the second Sunday of Decem- 
ber and the Kwangju Station be specially commended to the 
churches as the object for which the foreign mission part of their 
contributions shall be designated . 

11. That the following table of apportionments for the year be- 
ginning April 1, 1925 be adopted. 

Submitted for the Committee, 

WM. E. HILL, Chairman. 

The following Statistical report of the Presbytery was 
approved and sent to the Synod : 

Thirty-nine ministers, 97 churches, 1 licentiate, 31 candidates, 
12,165 communicants, and $306,600, aggregate of funds raised dur- 
ing the year ending March 31, 1924, being $8,444 more than was 
raised the year before. 

One thousand one hundred and sixty-three members were added 
to the churches during the year, 

(a) On Examination 670. 

(b On Certificate 493. 

Seven ministers were received: A. D. Carswell, G. W. Hanna 
and W. A. Nicholson, November 20, 1923; L. E. Wells, April 24, 
1924; C. H. Rowan, June 10, 1924; W. L. Foley, September 17, 
1924. 

Nine ministers were transferred: A. W. Crawford to Orange 
Presbytery and C. E. McLean to Louisville Presbytery, April 24, 
1924; W. M. Currie to Wilmington Presbytery, November 20, 1923; 
and W. L. Wilson to Orange Presbytery, August 15, 1924. On 



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October 11, 1923, by action of Synod, Neill Mclnnis to Granville 
Presbytery, and R. C. Gilmore, M. A. Ray, C. L. Wicker, Jonas 
Barclay to Orange Presbytery. 

Two churches organized: Comfort, December 10, 1923 — (Fayette- 
ville, P. O.)— Mt. Carmel, October 14, 1923. 

Churches transferred or dissolved: On October 11, 1923, by 
action of Synod, Centre R'dge, Community, Fairview, Kenly, Miz- 
pah, Oak Grove, Pine Level, Progressive, Selma, Smithfield, Spence, 
Spring Hill to Granville Presbytery, and Broadway, Buffalo, Cum- 
nock, Euphronia, Jonesboro, Pine Grove, Pocket, Sanford, Salem, 
St. Andrews, White Hill, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, Mt. Vernon 
Springs, and Pittsboro to Orange Presbytery. Dissolved Milton, 
April 25, 1924. 

Three candidates received, Marion J. Murray, June 10, 1924; 
James Fairley Hardison and Duncan Buie, August 15, 1924. 

One candidate transferred: W. C. Smith, to Wilmington Presby- 
tery, Apr'l 24, 1924. 

Three ministers died, Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., January 16, 1924; 
Rev. J. W. Goodman, February 13, 1924; Rev. Dugald Munroe, 
April 30, 1924. 

Seven installations, A. D. Carswell, Shiloh and Philippi, Decem- 
ber 16, 1923; and at Bethel and Dundarrach January 13, 1924; G. 
W. Hanna, Antioch, July 6, 1924; W. A. Nicholson, Church :'n the 
Pines and Lakeside, August 31, 1924. 

Seven dissolutions of pastoral relations: E. L. Siler, Centre, 
March 11, 1924; H. M. Dixon, Philadelphus, Mt. Tabor, April 24, 
1924; D. L. Jones, Sunnyside, Aprl 25, 1924; W. L. Wilson, Ben- 
salem, Elise, August 15, 1924; C. E. Clarke, Union, September 18, 
1924. 

Thirty-two ministers in charge of 81 churches; 25 pastors; 3 
stated supplies; 2 evangelists; 2 teachers; 1 licentiate; 2 foreign 
missionaries; 1 infirm; 96 Sunday schools; 60 Y. P. societies; 79 
woman's societies. 

Twelve churches vacant. 

Two thousand and twenty-three dollars, average salary paid 
ministers in charge of churches. 

Twenty-four manses, and aggregate value, $68,000. 

The next stated meeting of Presbytery at Saint Pauls on 21st 
day April, 1925. 

By order of Presbytery, 18th day of September, 1924. 

Attest : 
R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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Rev. W. J. Hunnicutt, of Charleston Presbytery, was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a cor- 
responding member. 

Presbytery ordered that one hour, 10:00 to 11:00 
Thursday morning, at the Spring meeting of Presbytery, 
be set apart for the report on the Narrative. 

St. Pauls Church was chosen as the place of the next 
stated meeting of Presbytery. 

The petition for the organization of a church at Lake- 
view, N. C, was granted and the following commission 
was appointed to organize said church, if the way be 
cle;;r: A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, V. R. Gaston, and 
Ruling Elder J. A. Keith, date of organization to be Sun- 
day, October 26, 4 o'clock p. m. 

The Committee appointed to revise the Manual of 
Presbytery was continued — the new Stated Clerk to take 
the place of Dr. E. L. Siler. 

The matter docketed yesterday concerning Church 
Papers was taken from the docket and the following 
resolution adopted: 

"That Presbytery urge the churches to co-operate with 
the Church Papers in undertaking to place a Church 
Paper in every home." 

The Stated Clerk was authorized to have 700 copies of 
the Minutes of Presbytery printed and, in addition to the 
usual number of copies sent, a copy be sent to the Presi- 
dent of each Auxiliary. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to investigate the ad- 
visability of having an abridged copy of the Minutes of 
Presbytery printed for general distribution. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it be 
lead in special prayer of thanksgiving for its schools and 
the increased number of candidates for the ministry. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns it do so 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 119 



to meet during the sessions of Synod at Washington, on 
the call of the Moderator. 

Presbytery by a rising vote, expressed to Rev. R. A. 
McLeod, the acting pastor of Longstreet, its sincere ap- 
preciation of his kindness as a host, and commended him 
for the splendid way in which he arranged for the enter- 
tainment of such a large body under circumstances call- 
ing for the expenditure of much time and energy. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was received and adopted : 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence recommends that the fol- 
lowing be excused: 

1. For absence from this entire meeting of Presbytery: Rev. 
I. N. Clegg. 

2. For absence from Tuesday night's session: All who were 
absent. 

3. For absence from Wednesday's sessions: Rev. M. D. Mc- 
Neill. 

4. For absence from Wednesday night's session: Elder N. D. M. 
Clark. 

5. For absence after Wednesday morning's session: Rev. E. B. 
Carr, and Elders Alex. Cameron, Lee Cameron, D. S. Curr:'e, D. 
McDonald, John McLeod, Alex. McNeill, J. G. Shaw. 

6. After Wednesday afternoon's session: Elders Frank Beasley, 
O. L. Johnson, Paul McKay, Sidney Smith, K. C. McDuffie, W. L. 

Smith. 

7. After Wednesday night's session: Rev. Messrs. G. W. Hanna, 
J. B. Black, and Elders S. H. McPherson, E. E. Parker, Arthur 
McRae. 

8. After Thursday morning's session: Rev. Messrs. R. G. 
Matheson, and T. C. Croker, and Elders D. S. Blue, J. F. Patter- 
son, S. W. Wilson, John Graham, J. W. Hill, J. S. McLauchlin, 
D. C. S. Shaw, Z. V. Blue. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The roll was called and the absentees noted. 

The minutes of today's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and the 
benediction by Dr. E. C. Murray, to meet at Washing- 



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ton, during the sessions of Synod, on the call of the 
Moderator. 

C. M. GIBBS, Temporary Clerk and Permanent Clerk 
E. C. MURRAY, Moderator. 

Attest : 

R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRES- 
BYTERY 



Washington, N. C, October 16, 1924. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, according to adjournment, 
on the call of the Moderator, during the session of Synod, 
in the Washington Presbyterian Church, and was called 
to order by the Moderator and led in prayer by Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick. 

. The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: R. A. McLeod, G. F. Kirkpatrick, L. Smith, 
W. C. Brown, W. A. Nicholson, W. E. Hill, E. C. Murray, 
V. R. Gaston, D. L. Jones, A. R. McQueen, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin. 

Ruling Elders: D. M. Johnson, Philippi; D. A. Currie, 
Pinehurst ; F. M. McKay, Duke. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. C. H. Rowan 
at the Ashpole Church reported this duty performed on 
the evening of October 1, 1924. The report was approved. 

The following recommendations of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief were adopted : 

1. That Candidate A. C. Ray, at his own request, be trans- 
ferred to Orange Presbytery. 

2. That the application of A. M. McBryde, a medical student 
preparing for the foreign mission service, for a loan of $400.00 be 
approved. j i 

3. That the application of Candidates A. B. Williford, W. L. 
McLeod, J. Lee McLean, and Robert B. McQueen, for a loan of 
$150.00 each be approved. 

R. A. McLeod, Chairman. 

The commission appointed to interview the Lakeview 
Church with regard to changing the name of said church 
reported that this church agreed to make a change in 
its name and that the name, "South Fayetteville," had 



122 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



been chosen. This report was adopted and the church 
enrolled under its new name. 

Report of the commission to visit Pinehurst Church: 

To the Presbytery of Fayetteville : 

Your Commission appointed to visit the Pinehurst Church and 
confer with the congregation and the Pinehurst Religious Associa- 
te in regard to a proposition submitted by the said association 
to the said congregation and take final action thereon, reports 
as follows: 

The Commission met in the office of Mr. L. Tuft at Pinehurst, 
April 28, 1924; several representatives of the church and of the 
Pinehurst Religious Association being present, and was opened 
with prayer. 

Representatives of the Pinehurst Religious Association sub- 
mitted its proposition to unite all the religious interests of Pine- 
hurst. After some discussion of their proposition the Commisson 
retired to the Community House and held a conference with the 
officers and congregation of the Pinehurst Church. 

The conclusions of the commission are embraced in the follow- 
ing letter which was sent to the Pinehurst Religious Association: 

April 28, 1924. 
The Pinehurst Religious Association, 
Pinehurst, N. C, 
Gentlemen: 

The Presbyterian Church of Pinehurst and the Commission of 
Fayetteville Presbytery wish to express their appreciation of the 
courtesy of the Pinehurst Religious Association in submitting to 
the church proposals for uniting the religious interests of the 
community, and regret that the plans as outlined do not, in their 
opinion, fully meet the religious needs of the entire community. 

It is the desire of the church to work in harmony with the as- 
sociation. We would express the hope that some plan may yet 
be devised by which full harmony and cooperation may be main- 
tained. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. C. BROWN, Chairman. 

L. A. McLAURIN. 

W. E. HILL. 

W. T. COVINGTON. 

j. r. McQueen. 



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The above report was adopted. 

Mr. J. B. Johnston, of Barium Springs Orphans' Home, 
was granted the privilege of the floor and he addressed 
Presbytery with regard to the call of Rev. W. C. Brown 
to Little Joe's Church. 

Rev. W. C. Brown tendered his resignation as pastor 
of the Raeford Church and asked that the pastoral re- 
lationship be dissolved, same to take effect December 1, 
1924. It appearing that the congregation agreed, though 
reluctantly, to concur with the pastor in this request; 
this resignation was accepted and the pastoral relation- 
ship dissolved to take effect at the above date. 

At his request, after expressions of regret by members 
of Presbytery at his going, Rev. W. C. Brown was granted 
a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Concord. 

Re\ r . R. E. Henderlite, of Orange Presbytery, was in- 
troduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a cor- 
responding member. 

Rev. R. E. Henderlite presented a letter of dismission 
from Orange Presbytery and after due examination, was 
received and enrolled as a member of this Presbytery, 
after signing the usual obligations. Presbytery was led 
in a special prayer for the work of Brother Henderlite. 

Rev 7 . R. A. McLeod resigned as Chairman of the Perma- 
nent Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief, which resignation was accepted. 

Presbytery ordered that a Permanent Committee on 
Schools and Colleges be elected. 

A Commission consisting of Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
Chairman; C. H. Rowan, G. F. Kirkpatrick, and Elders 
Dr. W. E. Evans and Luther Bullock, was appointed to 
visit the Hillside Church, to dissolve said church and dis- 
miss the members to other churches. 

A Committee consisting of Rev. L. Smith as Chairman, 
and two others to be selected by the Chairman, was ap- 
pointed to visit the Pinehurst Church and cooperate 



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with said Church in formulating plans for the work of 
this church. 

The following recommendations of the Home Mission 
Committee were adopted : 

1. That $50.00 be contributed from the Elliott Legacy Fund 
to the Manse at Providence Chapel in Johnston County for putting 
the finishing touches on the Manse. 

2. That $100.00 be contributed to our church building at Addor 
from the Elliott Legacy Fund for covering the building. 

3. That Rev. Geo. F. Mason be engaged to supply the Ben- 
salem-Elise Group to April 1, 1925, at a salary per annum as 
follows: Bensalem, $500.00; Elise, $250.00; Eagle Springs, $110.00; 
Spies, $140.00; total $1000.00. From Presbytery's Home Mission 
Fund, $1,000— distributed as follows: To Bensalem, $125.00; to 
Spies, $300.00; to Eagle Springs, $300.00; to Elise, $275.00. 

The following additional report of the Committee on 
Evangelism was adopted : 

We recommend that meetings be held at the following places 
by the following ministers: At Fairmont by Wm. Black; at Iona 
by Geo. W. Hanna; at Elrod by L. Smith. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by the Moderator, 
to meet at the First Church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, No- 
vember 18, 1924, at 1 o'clock p. m. 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
E. C. MURRAY, Moderator. 
Attest : 
R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 











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Foreign Missions — D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. 
McDiarmid and Dr. Gilbert McLeod. 

Sunday School and Young People's Work — S. K. Phillips, 
A. T. Lassiter, A. D. Carswell, L. A. McGeachy, Chas. Rankin, 
and J. F. Menius. 

Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 
E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, W. 
DeB. McEachin and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, M. D. Mc- 
Neill, I. N. Clegg, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassister, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphan's Home— J, B. Black, E. B. Carr and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Church Societies— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship— W. E. Hill, A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, 
E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick and J. F. 
Menius. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, W. C. Brown, R. A. Mc- 
Leod A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 
tham. 

11 Evangelization — L. Smith, Fairley Murray and D. S. Currie. 

12 Men of the Presbytery — D. S. Currie, L. A. McGeachy, Edgar 

Hall, 0. L. Johnson and J. M. Wilson. 

13. Synod's Home Missions — R. A. McLeod, L. Smith, E. H. Wil- 
liamson. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
V. R. Gaston, I. N. Clegg. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
C. E. Clarke, R. A. MeLeod. 

3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, W. C. Brown. 
C. H. Rowan, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 



4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 
ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. M. Dixon, W. C. Brown. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, E. C. Murray, H. M. Dixon, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, G. W. Banna, 
Carl B. Craig. 

8. Ecclessiastical History— R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly— weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 
Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharpe, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 

Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville. 

Kentucky. 
Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 

North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo, W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. Offering to be made at convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, D. D., Greensboro, N. C. 

M arc h — Educational Institutions; Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, David- 
son, N. C. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sumday 
Schools — Orphan's Home; Treasurer, Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. C. B. Craig, Moderator. Laurinburg, N. C. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Hope Mills, N. C. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk Linden, N. C. 

Rev. W. L. Foley, Temporary Clerk Maxton, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1925— A. L. James. 
Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1927— A. R. McQueen. 
Ex't Fall, 1928— J. W. McLauchlin. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1925— Rev. G. W. Hanna, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, A. B. Cameron. 
Exit Fall, 1927— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1928— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. O. 

McClelland. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1926— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Exit Spring, 1927— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean. 

Exit Spring, 1928— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, Ernest Graham. 

Trustee at Large — S. B. McLean. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, D. G. 
McKeithan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, M. M. 
Pinkston, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose, C. C. McAllister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring. 192G— S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 
Exit Spring, 1927— J. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue. 
Exit Spring, 192S— Alex-Campbell. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, W. M. Fairley, 
E. C. Murray, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaurin. 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — C. B. Craig, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, C. H. Rowan, W. L. Foley, A. M. Fairley, J. 
A. McLeod, and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville., N- C., Nov. 18, 1924. 

Presbytery met at the First Church, Fayetteville, 
N. C, November 18, 1924, at 1 :00 p. m., and was opened 
with prayer by the Moderator, Dr. E. C. Murray. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: E. C. Murray, A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, 
L. Smith, R. A. McLeod, D- L. Jones, V. G. Smith, L. A. 
McLaurin, W. E. Hill, C. M. Gibbs, F. M. Bain, G. E. 
Moorehouse, V. R. Gaston, and A. D. Carsweh\ 

Ruling Enders: F. M. McKay, Duke; C. H. Graham, 
South Fayetteville; W. K. Bethune, Lumberton; D. E. 
Smith, Mt. Tabor; J. D. McNeill, Pembroke; and J. M. 
Brown, Philadelphus. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. W. L. Foley 
as pastor of Centre Church reported this duty per- 
formed on Sunday, September 28, 1924. The report was 
approved. 

The report of the commission to organize a church 
at Lake view was approved and the church enrolled. The 
report is as follows: 

The commission to organize a church at Lakeview met at 
the Union church in the village Sunday, October 26, 1924, at 4:00 
p. m., and was opened with prayer. Present, Rev. Messrs. A. R. 
McQueen 'and V. R. Gaston, and Ruling Elder J. A. Keith. 

After a sermon by the Chairman, the church was organized 
with 47 members. Four ruling elders, W. A. Smith, J. R. Mc- 
Queen, L. L. Wooley, and Gibson; and four deacons, R. W. 

W9odard, 0. D. Causey, Wm. McNeill, and F. M. Dwight, were 
elected, ordained and installed. 

The name "Lakeview" was selected for the church and the 
Presbyterial assessment was fixed at $10.00. 

The commission was closed with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 



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A communication from Davidson College was re- 
ceived as information. 

The committee on Christian Education and Mini- 
sterial Relief made the following report which was re- 
ceived and /the recommendations taken up seriatim, and 
adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
leaf recommends: 

1. That Candidate Joseph I. Knight, at his own request, be 
transferred to Orange Presbytery. 

2. That the application of Candidate Duncan Buie for an ad- 
ditional loan of $50.00 from the Assembly's Committee be ap- 
proved. 

3. That Presbytery drop from its roll of candidates for the 
ministry the following names: Messrs. Wm. K. McNair, Dougald 
Graham and George B. Ward. These men have given up their 
preparation for the ministry and have all entered other avoca- 
tions of life. 

4. That in response to a letter from the Moderator of the Synod 
touching the financial interest of our colleges for women the 
Presbytery take the following action: 

(1). That Presbytery create at once a Permanent Commit- 
tee on Schools and Colleges of five members, three of whom shall 
be ministers and two ruling elders. 

(2). That the letter from the Moderator of the Synod be 
referred to this committee with instructions to make a diligent 
effort at once to secure the full co-operation of all the churches 
in this effort to save our colleges for women. 

(3). That Presbyetry renew its pledge of sympathy and co- 
operation with the Synod in the effort to maintain these schools, 
and to this end calls on the session of every church in .the bounds 
of the Presbyetry to co-operate in this effort by sending at least 
ten per cent (10%) of all benevolent funds collected to Mr. F. L. 
Jackson, Davidson, N. C, the .treasurer of the Synod's School and 
College Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. McLEOD, Acting Chairman. 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as corresponding members: Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt from the Presbytery of Charleston, and Rev. 
Neill Mclnnis from the Presbytery at Granville. 

Rev. W. J. Huneycutt and Rev. Neill Mclnnis; present- 
ed letters of dismission from their respective Presby- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 131 



teries and, after the usual examination and signing the 
obligations required of its ministers, were received as 
members of Presbytery. 

Calls from the following churches for the ministerial 
services of Rev. Neill Mclnnis were found in order and 
placed in his hands: Pembroke for three services per 
month at a salary of $437.00' per year; Philadelphia for 
three Sunday morning services per month, salary $1300. 
per year ; Mt. Tabor for three services per month, salary 
$263.00 per year. Rev. Neill Mclnnis having accepted 
these calls, the following commissions were appointed to 
install him as pastor: At Philadelphia, Rev. C. G. Var- 
dell to preside and preach; Rev. L. Smith to charge the 
pastor and Elder Ernest Graham to charge the people. 
Alternate for either of the ministers, Rev. G. W- Hanna ; 
for the elder, Dr. B. T. McMillan. At Mt. Tabor, Rev. 
E. C. Murray to preside and preach; Rev. L. Smisth to 
charge the pastor, and Elder L. A. McGeachy to charts 
the people. At Pimbroke Rev. L. A. McLaurin to pre- 
side and preach; Rev. J. B. Black to charge the pastor, 
and Elder J. M. Brown to charge the people. 

The Home Mission Committee made the following re- 
commendations, which were taken up seriatim and 
adopted : 

1. That the salary for a minister at Pinehurst be adjusted as 
follows: to be paid from* the Pinehurst Inc., $1250.00 per annum, 
a voluntary contribution; from the church at Pinehurst, $500.00, 
from Presbytery's Home Mission Fund, $450.00, and from Synod's 
Fund, $300.00, making a salary ,of $2500.00 for an unmaried man. 

2. That $50.00 be appropriated from the Elliot Legacy Fun;! 
to Elrod Church to aid in painting the church building. 

3. That $300.00 be appropriated from Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sion Fund to the group now served by Rev. D. L. Jones, to in- 
crease the salary to $2,000.00 and manse, this amount to be ap- 
portioned to the churches as follows: to Sherwood, $100.00; to 
Big Rockfish, $100.00; to Hope Mills, $100.00. 

4. That Rev. W. J. Honeycutt be allowed to serve Campbellton 
Mission, under the care of the First Church, Fayetteville, two 
Sunday evenings in the month, that the appropriation of Presby- 
tery to the salary of Mr. Huneycutt be raised from $1,000.00 to 
$l,i00.00 on condition that the First Church, Fayetteville, pay to 
the Home Mission treasury $300.00 per annum in consideration 
for Mr. Huneycutt's services to Campbellton Mission. 



132 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The Moderator appointed the following on the Perma- 
nent Committee on Schools and Colleges: Rev. A. D.. 
Carswell, Chairman, Rev. Neill Mclnnis, Rev. G. W. 
Hanna, Elders A. R. McEachern and J. W. McLauchlin. 

Rev. Carl B. Craig was appointed Chairman of the 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief, and Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was appointed as a 
member of this committee. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. Neill Mc- 
lnnis, to meet' in regular Spring session at St. Pauls, 
April 21, 1925, at 8:00 p.m. 

E. C. MURRAY, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOURTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



St. Pauls, N. C, April 21, 1925. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
twenty-fourth regular session in the St. Pauls Presby- 
terian Church, at 8 :00 p. m., and was opened with a 
sermon by Rev. C. H. Rowan, by invitation of the retir- 
ing Moderator, Dr. E. C. Murray, on the text Mark 16:15. 

The Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer 
by Dr. E. C. Murray, the retiring Moderator- 

The following' were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill (2), L. Smith, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, V. R. Gaston (2), A. T. Lassiter, R. A- McLeod, 
L. A. McLaurin, C. E. Clarke, G. E. Moorehouse, W. E. 
Hill, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, G- F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. 
Craig, E. C. Murray, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson, E. B. Carr (2), J. B. Black (2), T. C. Croker, 
S. K. Phillips, F. M. Bain, V. G. Smith, Kenneth McCas- 
kill, W. A. Nicholson (2), A. D. Carswell, Geo. W. Hanna, 
C. H. Rowan, W. L. Foley, R. E. Henderlite, W. J. Huney- 
cutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley (2), Geo. F. Mason 
(2), D. McD. Monroe (2)— 36. 

Ruling Elders: A. A. Conoly, Antioch; Chas. B. Mc- 
Callum, Ashpole; T. N. Holmes, Barbecue; E. C. Mathe- 
son, Bensalem; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; S. E. Sloan, Be- 
thesda; W. A. McDonald (2), Big Rockfish; J. R. Bow- 
den (2), Bluff; Neill McKay, Buies' Creek; R. C. Byrd 
(2), Bunnlevel; E. L. Ray, (2), Cameron; A. B. Cameron, 
Carthage ; J. K. McGirt, Centre ; D. M. Fairley, Church of 
the Covenant; D. J. McKenzie, Suldee; Jno. Monroe, Cy- 
press ; F. M. McKay, Duke ; Jesse Gibson, Dundarrach ; R. 
M. Pearsal, Dunn ; Jas. W. Hill, Elise ; Colin Black, Ephe- 
sus; Martin Blue, Eureka; J. H- Culbreth, Fayetteville, 
First; J. D. Shaw, Flat Brush; A. A. Mclnnis, Galatia; 
L. M. Blue, Gibson ; J. C. Williams, Goodwyn ; A. J. Bain 
(2), Harnett; J. M. Wilson, Highland; J. H. McPhail (2), 
Hope Mills; M. A. Clark, Jackson Springs; Edwin Mor- 



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gan, Lakeside; N. L. Gibbon, Lakeview; H. F. Monroe, 
Laurel Hill; A. C. McCormick, Laurinburg; J. M. Shaw, 
Lillington; N. D. M. Clark, Long Street; L. C. Hubbard, 
Sr., Lumber Bridge; J. P. Russell, Lumberton; G. McG. 
Cameron, Manley; J. B. McCallum, Maxton; J. M. Mc- 
Millan (2), McMillan; N. L. McFadyen, McPherson; W- 
A. Thompson, Midway; Chas. Livingston, Montpelier; 
R. J. McLeod (2), Mt. Pisgah; Jno. B. Malloy (2), Park- 
ton; C. B. Hall (2), Pembroke; Jno. M. Brown, Phila- 
delphus; D. C- Gillis, Philippi; Donald A. Currie, Pine- 
hurst; W. T. Covington, Raeford; Ernest Graham, Red 
Springs; J. M. Mclver, Rex; H. C. Cameron, Rock 
Branch; W. R. McKellar, Rowland; D. H. Johnson, Shi- 
loh; D. M. Stewart, Smyrna; W. N. McLean, St. Pauls; 
J. S. Bethea, Summerville; M. McQ. Bairley, Union; W. 
D. Smith (2), Vass; S. W. Wilson, West End; J. W. Wil- 
kins (2), Westminster; J. C. Hardee, Wildwood — 65. 

The following ministers were absent : L. L. Little, W. 
C. Buchanan, C. G. Vardell, G. T. Peace, H. M. Dixon, I. 
N. Clegg, H. C. McPherson, and L. E. Well— 8. 

The following churches were not respresented : Aber- 
deen, Alaska, Benson, Cameron Hill, Cape Fear, Church 
in the Pines, Coates, Comfort, Eagle Springs, Elrod, 
Fairmont, Four Oaks, Grove, Hebron, Horseshoe, Iona, 
Leaflet, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Talbor, 1 Naomi, Palestine, Raven 
Rock, Roseneath, Sandy Grove, Sardis, Shannon, Sher- 
wood, Spence, Spies, South Fayetteville, Sunny Side — 31. 

Rev. Carl B. Craig was elected Moderator and Rev. W. 
L. Foley, Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Orders made the following report 
which was adopted: 

1. Hours for daily sessions: 9:00 a. m. to 12:45 p. m.; 2:00 
p. m. to 5:00 p. m.; 7:30 p. m. to adjourn/ at will. 

2. Wednesday Morning: 

(a). 10:00 a.m. That Rev. E. E. Gilespie be heard in the 
interest of Synodical Home Missions. 

(b). 11:00 a. m. That Presbytery take recess for ten min- 
utes to prepare for Commissions. 

(c). 11:10 a. m. That Presbytery hear a sermon by Rev. 
A. R. McQueen on Infant Church Membership and Baptism; to be 
followed by the Presbyterial Commission. 



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3. Wednesday Afternoon: 

(a). Reports of the Committee on Presbyterial Home Mis- 
sions and of the Treasurer. t 

(b). Report of Committee on Sabbath Schools and Young 
Peoples' Societies. 

(c). Report of the Stewardship Committee. 

(d). Elect Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

4. Wednesday Evening: 

That this session be devoted to a popular meeting in the in- 
terest of Foreign ■ Missions, with an address by Rev. H. Kerr Tay- 
lor of China. 

5. Thursday Morning: 

(a). 10:00' a. m. to 11:00 a. m.: Report on the Narrative, 
(b). 11:00 a. m.: Missionary address by Rev. W. A. Ross, 
Mexico. 

6. Thursday Afternoon: 

First Order: Reports of Commissions and Ad Interim Com- 
mittees. 

E. C. MURRAY, Chairman. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie, of Orange Presbytery, and Rev. Wat- 
son M. Fairley, of El Paso Presbytery, were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as corresponding mem- 
bers. 

Eev. L. Sasser, of the St. Pauls Baptist Church, was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
member. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9:00 a. m., and was opened with 
prayer by the Moderator. 

The minutes of last night's session were' read and ap- 
proved. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The Stated Clerk's report on absentees was referred to 
the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

The Stated Clerk's report on vacancies was referred 
to the Committee on Nominations. 



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A communication containing an overture with refer- 
ence to a new issue of the church hymnal was referred 
to the Committee on Bills and Overtues. 

A communication from Barium Springs Orphanage was 
referred to the Committee on Orphans' Home. 

A recommendation from the Stated Clerk with regard 
to the name of the Permanent Committee on Church So- 
cieties was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

The commissions to install Rev. Neill Mclnnis reported 
this duty performed at Mt. Tabor, December 14, 1924 ; at 
Pembroke, December 21, 1924; and at Philadelphus, De- 
cember 14, 1924. These reports were adopted. 

Rev. G. F Mason, of the Presbytery of Columbia, was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a corre- 
sponding member. Mr. C. T. Carr, of the Sunday School 
and Young Peoples Work of the Synod of North Carolina, 
was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visit- 
ing member. The privileges of the floor werei extended 
to Mr. Carr. 

Rev. I. T. Poole, of St. Pauls Methodist Church, was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as' a visiting 
member. 

Rev. W. M. Fairley and Rev. G. F. Mason presented 
certificates of dismission from their respective Presby- 
teries to this Presbytery and after the usual examination 
which was approved, and the signing of the obligations 
required of its ministers, were received and enrolled in 
thjs Presbytery. 

A call from the Raeford Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. W. M. Fairley was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Calls and Supplies. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie addressed Presbytery on the 
Synod's Home Mission Work. 

The resignation of Rev. L. E. Wells from the work at 
Iona, Fairmont and Elrod, made necessary because of 
failing health, Was accepted and the sympathy of Presby- 
tery extended to him through a letter to be written to 
him by the Stated Clerk. 



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The following resolution expressing the willingness of 
the Presbytery to co-operate as far as possible in an effort 
to provide religious instruction for the citizens of the mili- 
tary post at Fort Bragg, N. C, were adopted: 

1. The Presbytery of Fayetteville records its deep interest in the 
rpiritual welfare of the soldiers and others stationed at the Fort 
Bragg reservation, and does hereby express to them and the 
Christian people of the whole community its desire to co-operate in 
any worthy effort to provide religious instruction and the oppor- 
tunity for public worship for this great body of men. 

2. In order that the Presbytery may convey to the proper authori- 
ties at Fort Bragg its interest in this matter and also to ascertain 
what assistance — if any — may be rendered, a special committee be 
appointed to visit the fort at an early date and confer with those 
charged with moral and religious training. 

The Committee on Nominations was instructed to 
nominate a special committee to visit Fort Bragg. 

The following standing committees were appointed: 

LIST OF COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures: E. C. Murray, Chairman. W. E. Hill, 
R. M. Pearsall, A. C. McCormick, D. M. Stewart. 

2. Calls and Supplies: C. E. Clarke, Chairman. Geo. W. Hanna, 
J. B. Black, Ryan McBryde, A. A. Mclnnis. 

3. Nominations: E. L. Siler, Chairman. R. G. Matheson. W. T. 
Covington, J. H. Culbreth, L. M. Blue. 

4. Judicial: V. G Smith, Chairman. G. E. Moorehouse, S. E. 
Sloan, C. J. McCaDum, D. H. Johnson. 

5. Orders: E. C. Murray, Chairman. W. N. McLean, L. C. Hub- 
bard, Sr. 

C. Minutes of Synod: A. T. Lassiter, Chairman. S. K. Phil- 
lips, W. R. McKellar, J. M. Mclver. 

7. Printed Minutes of Presbytery: T. C. Croker, Chairman. R. 
E. Henderlite, J. M. Shaw, F. M. McKay. 

8. Leave of Absence: D. L. Jones, Chairman. F. M. Bain, D. M. 
Fairley, J. M. Wilson. 

9. Narrative: G. F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman. A. T. Lassiter, J. 
B. McCallum, H. F. Monroe, M. McQ. Bailey. 

10. Sessional Records: J. F. Menius, Chairman. (1). Kenneth 
McCaskill, Chas. Livingston, A. A. Conoly, Jas. W. Hill, Colin 
Black, Donald A. Currie. (2). A. D. Carswell, J. K. McGirt, M. A. 
Clark, N, L. McFadyen, M. D. M. Clark, J. D. Shaw. (3). C. H. 
Rowan, John M. Brown, Neill McKay, D. J. McKenzie, Jesse Gib- 



138 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 



son, D. C. Gillis. (4). W. J. Huneycutt, Martin Blue, S. W. Wilson, 
J. S. Bethea, H. A. Cameron. (5). Neill Mclnnis, A. B. Cameron, 
T. N. Holmes, E. C. Matheson, J. C. Hardee, W. A. Thompson. 

11. Resolution of Thanks: Rev. J. B. Black, L. Blue, J. P. Russell. 

A communication from Union Theological Seminary 
was read and referred to the Committee on Schools and 
Colleges. 

Presbytery took recess until 11:10 a. m. to prepare 
for the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:10 and heard the Presby- 
terial Sermon preached by Rev. A. R. McQueen on the 
subject: "Infant Church Membership and Baptism," 
text Acts 2:38, 39. The sermon was followed by the 
Communion Service conducted by Rev. R. E. Henderlite 
and Rev. V. R. Gaston. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen was requested to furnish a copy 
of the above mentioned sermon for publication by The 
Presbyterian Standard. 

A communication concerning the erection of a home 
for the President of Flora Macdonald College was refer- 
red to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 
Second Day — Afternoon 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 p. m. 

The pastoral relationship between Vass Church and 
Rev. M. D. McNeill was dissolved, the church having 
concurred with the pastor in request for this action. 

The following resolution introduced- by Dr. E.,L. Siler, 
was adopted by a unanimous rising vote: i 

Whereas the Journal of Social Forces, a publication sent out 
under the imprimature of the University of North Carolina, has 
published, and sent broadcast over the State, an article by Harry 
Elma Barnes, which denies, in toto, the teachings of our Christ- 
ian faith and heaps ridicule upon them. 

Therefore, as a < Presbytery, we wish to put on record our earn- 
est protest against such statements being sent with the approval 
of a State institution supported by taxing citizens, the majority 



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of whom, we are satisfied, believe and hold sacred these teachings 
of Protestant Christianity and of God's inspired Word. 

We do not expect our University to teach the doctrines of the 
Christian religion, but we most earnestly protest against its pro- 
mulgating or sanctioning the teachings of infidelity or atheism, 
and attempting to undermine the faith of our young people, most 
of whom were reared in Christian homes. 

Rev. D. McD. Monroe of Greenbrier Presbytery was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a corre- 
sponding member. 

Rev. D- McD. Monroe presented a certificate of dis- 
mission from Greenbrier Presbytery to this Presbytery, 
and after the usual examination which was approved 
and signing of the obligations required of its ministers, 
was received and enrolled in the Presbytery. 

Calls from the Vass, Union and Lakeview Churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. D. McD. Monroe were 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A communication from the West End Church with 
reference to a change in the terms of its call for the pas- 
toral service of Rev. R. G. Matheson was referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The report of the commission to investigate condi- 
tions in Eagle Springs Church was received and docket- 
ed for consideration at the adjourned meeting in June. 
Rev. L. Smith, superintendent of Home Missions, was 
instructed to make further investigation of the condi- 
tions in this church and report at the adjourned meeting. 

Candidates L. D. Calhoun and W. M. MacLeod were in- 
troduced to Presbytery and applied to Presbytery for 
licensure. After the usual examination which was 
satisfactory and the preaching of sermons for which 
these young men were highly commended, these candi- 
dates were licensed as probationers. 

A call from the Pinehurst Church for the pastoral 
services of Licensuate W. M. MacLeod was received and 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that 
the call from the Pinehurst Church for the pastoral ser- 



140 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVII/LE PRESBYTERY 



vices of Licensuate W. M. MacLeod at a salary of $500 
per annum was found in order. Thi£ report was adopted 
and the call placed in Mr. MacLeod's hands. Mr. Mac- 
Leod signified his acceptance of the call and the, follow- 
ing commission was appointed to ordain Mr. MacLeod 
to the Gospel ministry and install him as pastor of the 
Pinehurst Church, the commission to meet at a date 
suitable to itself: Rev. W. M. Fairley, chairman, Dr. 
W. E. Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen and Elder W. J. Currie; 
alternates, Rev. G. W. Hanna and Elder M. McLeod. The 
chairman to assign the parts. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to recommend Licen- 
suate L. D. Calhoun to the Assembly's Foreign Mission 
Committee for appointment to Foreign Mission Work. 

The requests from the Galatia Church to be allowed 
to change the terms of its call from $1,600 to $2,000 and 
the First Church Fayetteville from $4,000 to $4,800 
were granted and these churches commended. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 p. m. for committee 
work. 

Second Day— Night 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 p. m. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was received. Pending the adop- 
tion of this report the Presbytery heard with pleasure 
and profit a most instructive and inspiring address by 
Rev. H. Kerr Taylor, of China. The report was adopted 
as a whole and is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Your committee submits the following" report in regard to the 
Foreign Mission Work of the Southern Presbyterian Church: 

I. The receipts for the past church year were $1,290,720, and 
appropriations were $1,380,270. The deficit on the regular budget 
was $89,549. The deficit March 31, 1924, was $150,698, making 
the total deficit March 31, 1925, $240,248. The comparison with 
last year shows a decrease in gifts for the regular budget of $85,- 
155. These figures indicate the necessity of a renewed effort on 
the part of our churches to increase their regular gifts to Foreign 
Missions. 



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II. Africa. — Conditions are rapidly changing in the Belgian 
Congo. In recent years copper mines, gold mines and diamond 
mines, fully as rich as those in South Africa, have been opened up. 
Consequently a railway has been built connecting this territory 
with South Africa. The activities of the state in building this 
railroad and other highways is having an unfortunate reaction on 
our mission work. Unsettlement, restlessness and in some cases 
the practical breaking up of the village life of the people have re- 
sulted, caused by the exodus of nearly all the able bodied men, 
attracted by the high wages offered. 

Experiments by our agricultural missionaries are proving very 
useful in improving methods of agriculture and increasing the 
food supply. 

Population of our Congo field, 1,810,000; foreign workers, 78; 
native workers, 2,014; communicants, 15,628; additions in 1924, 618. 

III. Brazil. — The most interesting development is a mission to 
the Indians, for which Rev. A. S. Maxwell, of the East Brazil 
Mission has offered his services and which the Executive Com- 
mittee has approved. During his furlough Mr. Maxwell has 
secured the necessary funds for the initial equipment of the 
mission. 

Dr. Egbert Smith in a recent letter describes his visit to the 
annual meeting of the East Brazil Mission. The result of the con- 
ference with the mission was the inauguration of progressive pro- 
gram of advance along all lines, including protracted meetings at 
all schools, preaching and Sunday School points, tent evangelistic 
services at suitable places, and a carefully planned educational and 
evangelistic advance into unoccupied territory. 

It is believed that the Presbyterian Church in Brazil stands at 
the head of all our missions in its development of native leader- 
ship and its autonomous life. In a recent letter of Dr. S. R. Gam- 
mon he called attention to the fact that in seven of the ten Pres- 
byteries that make up the Brazilian Presbyterian Assembly, the 
direction of its native ministry is practically absolute and com- 
mendably efficient. 

There is very urgent need for the proper equipment of our 
Boys' Boarding School at Garunhuns and the enlargement of its 
teaching force, bringing this school up to the grade of a junior 
college, so that the graduates of this school may be prepared for 
entrance at our theological seminary. 

IV. Mexico. — It is hoped that the peaceful election and inaugu- 
ration of President Calles, after a full term service of his prede- 
cessor marks the beginning of a new and better era in Mexico. 
General Obregon during his administration showed himself to be 
not only a man of high character, but of far seeing wisdom by the 
policies he pursued looking to the future peace and prosperity of 
his country. He laid great emphasis on popular education. Presi- 
dent Calles was once a public school teacher and has entered upon 
his office as a recognized educational enthusiast. 



142 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The work of our Mexican Mission has been more encouraging 
during the past year than in any previous year of its history. 
Since 1921, when we entered upon work in our present field, the 
number of communicants in the native churches under our super- 
vision has been doubled, the number of ordained native workers 
has been increased five fold, and native/ contributions have in- 
creased nearly ten fold. 

V. China. — China is our greatest mission field. The territory 
of our two missions in China has a population of 18,000,000 or halt 
the population of our whole foreign mission territory. Our mis- 
sionaries in this vast field number 204. There are 10,092 mem- 
bers of our Chinese churches. Twelve hundred and eighty of this 
number united with the church during the past year. The native 
workers number 750. As we hope to hear a representative from 
this field we will not discuss it further. 

VI. Japan. — Good relations between this country and Japan were 
greatly promoted by the generous contributions of the American 
people following the losses caused by the great earthquake. These 
good relations, however, were sadly disturbed by the passage of 
the Japanese Exclusion Law by our Congress, and especially by 
the utterances of some of our American Senators when the law 
was under discussion. The resentment of the Japanese people at 
what they regarded as a national affronti was instant and almost 
universal and in many places the attitude of the people towards 
American missionaries was unfriendly in the extreme. 

The cost of living in Japan has been mounting up rapidly dur- 
ing and since the World War, and now averages more than 100 
per cent higher than it did ten years ago. The adjustment of this 
situation to our working budget constitutes a difficult problem in 
mission finance. 

The mission has carried forward its evangelistic work with 
energy and some measure of success, in spite of the embarrass- 
ing conditions under which the work has been done in many places. 
No new centres have been established, but all of the old ones have 
been maintained. A challenging opportunity and responsibility for 
Christian Missions is the student population, especially those in 
colleges and universities. 

Some of the strongest men of the entire missionary force in 
Japan are on the faculty of our Kobe Seminary, and that school 
has from the beginning rendered an indispensable service to the 
Christian movement, in the thoroughness of its work and in its 
unshakeable adherence to the conservative position in doctrine and 
method. Both in it's physical equipment, however, and in the num- 
ber of its teaching force, it is wholly inadequate to the demands 
of an up-to-date theological education. 

VII. Korea. — The combined membership of the Presbyterian and 
Methodist Churches in Korea is 103,957. There are probably 
2,500 other Christians. The total contributions of the Methodist 



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and Presbyterian Churches for the year 1923 were about $750,000, 
or more than $7 per member. 

The schools have been crowded this year, and all of them have 
waiting lists of applicants. An urgent need is the completion of 
the equipment of the Boys' High School at Soonchun, and the 
Girls' High School at Kwangju, so as to bring them up to gov- 
ernment requirements for registration. 

The Korean Church has some distinguishing characteristics. 
First, it is an evangelistic church. A large percentage of the 
membership become earnest personal workers. It is also a Bible 
studying church. At all the stations there are annual ten-day 
classes for both men and women, at which the students are self- 
supporting and all of which are largely attended. It is also a 
church which practices a vigorous prayer life. 

VIII. Totals for Our Whole Foreign Mission Field: 

Population 35,600,000 

Missionaries 517 

Native Workers 3,588 

Organized Congregations 243 

Communicants * 44,431 

Additions in 1924 4,336 

Schools 1,068 

Students 42,834 

Sabbath Schools 1,360 

Sabbath School Membership 68,865 

IX. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That this Presbytery accept the percentage and quota for 
Foreign Missions recommended by the General Assembly and make 
an earnest effort to meet this quota. 

2. That Church Schools of Missions be organized in as many 
churches as possible in accordance with the plans prepared by the 
Educational Department and that they be urged to study the text- 
books on Brazil recommended for the current year. 

3. That all Sunday Schools be urged to follow the Seven Year 
Plan of Missionary Education and to study and pray for our work 
in China during the year; that they contribute to our work in 
China during this year in accordance with the $5-Share-Plan. 

4. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
twelve Missionary programs prepared especially for the twelve 
missionary meetings provided for in the regular C. E. Topic 
Schedule. 

5. That every Sunday School and Young People's Society during 
the coming year be encouraged to pray very definitely for Foreign 
Missions. The booklet entitled "Our Prayer Each Week," prepared 
by the Educational Department will be found helpful. 



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6. That churches, societies, and individuals assume, wherever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the Foreign 
Mission work. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

Committee on Sunday Schools and Young People's 
Work made the following report, which was received and 
the recommendations were taken up seriatim, and adopt- 
ed as follows: 

(See appendix for the statistical report). 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SABBATH SCHOOLS AND 
YOUNG PEOPLES WORK 

Your committee begs leave to report the following statistics 
with reference to the Sunday School work: 

Number of schools, 100; officers and teachers, 888; scholars, 
8,281; cradle roll, 390; home department, 297; total membership, 
9,745; pupils added to the communion, 451; these figures showing 
an increase over last year except in the cradle roll and home 
departments. 

Contributions as follows: Foreign Missions, $985; Assembly's 
Home Missions $101; Synod's Home Missions, $20; Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief, $408; Sunday School Extension and 
Publication, $813; Educational Institutions, $38; Bible Cause, $25; 
Orphan's Homes $3,713; Current Expenses, $8,304; miscellaneous, 
$2,100; grand total, $16,661. These figures showing a decided de- 
crease over last year with the exception of Foreign Missions, As- 
sembly's Home Missions and Orphan's Homes, the grand total for 
this year being $1,582 less than that of last year. 

We would call the attention of the Presbytery to the fact that 
a careful study of the reports as sent in by our Sunday Schools, 
shows us to be far below any efficient organization as proposed 
by our Assembly's Committee, and if our reports are true, we 
are making very little progress in our Sunday School work. Only 
one school in the Presbytery reports a complete organization ac- 
cording to the Assembly's Standard of Efficiency, and only eight 
others approximate this standard to any degree of credit. 

We are particularly deficient in the following departments: 
cradb roll, home department, missionary department, teacher 
training, workers' conferences, libraries and organized classes, 
and we wish to emphasize the fact that these departments are 
amongst the most essential to the life and efficiency of the Sun- 
day School. 

While your committee is gratified to report increases in gifts 
to Foreign Missions, Assembly's Home Missions and Orphan's 
Homes, we deplore the fact of a decrease in the contributions to 
the other great causes of the Assembly, and we feel that this is due 



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to the fact that our schools have no definite, systematic plan for 
presenting and contributing to these causes, thus losing a fine op- 
portunity to give our boys and girls a well-rounded view of the 
benevolent work of our church. 

These facts ought to stir us deeply and send us back home de- 
termined to get our forces together and put more attention, 
prayer and serious work upon the Sunday School which is the 
great plant-bed of the church. 

We make the following recommendations: 

1. A careful study of the Efficiency Chart by every Sunday 
School, with special emphasis upon the Workers' Conference and 
Teacher Training, holding Schools of Method under the leader- 
ship of Mr. Claude Carr, our Synod's Superintendent of Sunday 
School Work. 

2. The systematic presentation and study of all the causes of the 
Assembly, Presbytery and Synod, with contributions to them up- 
on their percentage basis. 

3. A determined effort to win for Jesus Christ this year all the 
boys and girls of proper age in our Sunday Schools. 

4. That the Presbytery, conforming to the action of the last As- 
sembly, designate its Committee on Sunday School and Young 
People's Work, "The Committee on Religious Education;" that 
this committee be divided into two sections, one to supervise 
Sunday School Work, and one to supervise Young People's work; 
that the Presbytery appoint as member of the Young People's sec- 
tion, two or more women who shall be nominated by the Presby- 
terial. 

5. That our churches be urged to look for neglected sections about 
them and organize and conduct Mission Sunday Schools in such 
sections. 

Young People's Work 

We beg to report 80 Young People's Societies with a member- 
ship of 2,417 and contributions amounting to $5,590, a good increase 
over our report for last year. More than 90 per cent of these 
societies are Christian Endeavor, showing the loyalty of our 
churches to this form of organization as recommended by the 
Assembly, and also its strong appeal to the young people them- 
selves. 

We believe we are making good gains in our work for young 
people and the reports show them to be standing by the church 
and studying its needs with increasing interest. 

We make the following recommendations: 

1. That our churches try to organize junior and intermediate so- 
cieties using the C. E. plan as recommended by the General As- 
sembly. 



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2. That all our Young People's Societies be urged to adopt a bud- 
get plan for their work, and contribute systematically and pro- 
portionately to all the Assembly's, Synod's and Presbytery's 
causes. 

3. That our churches under the leadership of their pastors, en- 
deavor to send selected groups of young people to the State Con- 
ference at Davidson from June 11 to 18, and to the Young People's 
Conference at Montreat, from June 23, to July 2, and that echo 
meetings from these conferences be held within the bounds of the 
Presbytery under the direction of the Young People's Section of 
the Committee on Religious Education. 

4. That pastor^ and sessions be more careful in making out their 
blanks and reporting all the facts asked for. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. K. PHILLIPS, Chairman. 

The report of the Home Mission Committee and 
Treasurer was made a first order for tomorrow morning 
and the election of commissioners to the General 
Assembly, the second order; other orders to stand as al- 
ready appointed. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9 o'clock. 

Third Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9:20 a- m., and was opened with 
prayer. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The first order of the day was taken up and the Execu- 
tive Committee of Presbytery's Home Missions made the 
following report which was received, amended and adopt- 
ed as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERIAL HOME MIS- 
SIONS 

Your committee reports for the six months ending April 18, 1925, 
that good work has been done in all the Home Mission Fields of 
the Presbytery. We feel that no Presbytery has a more con- 
sencrated Corps of Missionaries than ours. 

From the reports coming into our hands, 30 churches _ and 4 
mission points have been supplied. There were 72 additions to 
these churches on profession of faith, and 33 by letter. Two Sab- 
bath Schools were organized, and two church buildings erected. 



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Wie rejoice with Rev. F. M. Bain, of the Flat Branch group, in 
the splendid ingathering experienced by the churches of that rield, 
a total of 81 having been received into these churches. 

The committee reports with regret that Rev. A. T. Lassiter, who 
for nearly 10 years has been a most effective worker in the John- 
ston County fields, has resigned from this work. 

We doubt it Fayetteville Presbytery ever had on its rolls the 
name of one who did more pioneer work of the hard, self-denying 
type, than Mr. Lassiter has accomplished. Visible results of his 
labors are seen in numerous churches organized and buildings erect- 
ed, to a considerable extent by his own hands, besides scores of souls 
brought into the Kingdom. 

The committee hereby records its sincere appreciation of Mr. 
Lassiter's work, and confidently expect that into whatever field he 
may go, the Lord of the Harvest will continue to abundantly use 
him. 

Rev. V. R. Gaston reports that he has purchased the school 
house at Addor, and equipped it and has a flourishing Sabbath 
School at that place. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Rev. Geo. F. Mason continue to serve as stated supply 
for six months, to fall meeting of Presbytery, Bensalem, Elise, 
Spies and Eagle Springs churches on the same terms as arranged 
for his service to those churches for the past five months. 

2. That Rev. J. A. Caligan continue to labor within our bounds 
in order to serve as supply in Gibson and Aberdeen churches for 
a year on terms arranged between said churches and Mr. Caligan. 

3. That Rev. L. A. McLaurin supply for another year the Mid- 
way Church on terms arranged by Mr. McLaurin and the church 
the salary from the church $600. 

4. That Rev. C. L. Wicker continue to laboit within our bounds 
to serve the Horseshoe Church on terms formerly arranged by 
Orange .Presbytery. 

5. That Rev. E. B. Carr be allowed to labor outside our bounds 
in order to serve the Broadway Church in Orange Presbytery. 

6. That in as much as Rev. L. E. Wells has resigned the work 
at Fairmount, Iona and Elrod on account of ill health, the super- 
intendent be instructed to take steps as soon as possible to secure 
a man for that group and that the treasurer of Presbytery be 
authorized to pay Mr. Wells in full the amount clue to May 1, and 
that the superintendent be requested to write brother Wells a let- 
ter of sympathy. 

7. That Rev. A. R. McQueen be permitted to serve Roseneath 



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and Grove churches for another year on terms agreeable to Mr. 
McQueen and those churches. 

8. That the treasurer of Presbytery be authorized to loan to 
Eureka Church $500 from Gilbert Memorial Fund on the rule 
established by Presbytery when said church shall make the call for 
the loan and meet the requirements. 

9. That the superintendent be authorized to employ for the 
summer months, on a salary of $100 per month, Mr. Dixon Mc- 
Donald who shall be placed to labor with Rev. C. M. Gibbs for 
half time and with Rev. F. M. Bain and J. F. Menius one-fourth 
time each. The money for this work to be raised by the superin- 
tendent from outside sources as far as he can and any lack sup- 
plied from Home Mission Fund. 

10. That we continue to appropriate $900 from Home Mission 
Fund to Church of Covenant and Mt. Carmel Churches and request 
from Synod $500 for the soldier and citizen work of Fort Bragg 
and mission work near Manchester. These amounts to :be appro- 
priated for one year from April 1, 1925, or from time when a mini- 
ster may be secured for the field. 

11. That superintendent be authorized to employ a student for 
vacation work in the Benson group at $100 per month. The money 
for this work to come from Home Mission Fund and churches of 
the group. 

12. That $500 be appropriated from Elliott Legacy Fund for 
Pinehurst Church for aiding in the erection of a manse for said 
church. 

13. That the treasurer of the Presbytery be authorized to write 
Dr. L. D. Wharton, of Smithfield, requesting him to return money 
given him for Progressive Church. 

14. That superintendent be given permission to go to M. D. Mc- 
Neill's field to endeavor to raise what money he can from the 
churches to increase the salary to replace what has been taken 
from it in taking from his group Vass Church. 

15. That the Home Missions Committee be instructed to reserve 
at least 10 per cent of the annual income for this cause, as an 
equipment fund for erecting or aiding in the erection of churches 
and manses in mission fields of the Presbytery. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY FOR 
YEAR 1924-5 

Presbyterial Home Missions Receipts 

Churches $ 6,828.34 

Woman's Auxiliaries 1,021.54 

Young People's Societies 71.04 

Sunday Schools 67.79 



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Individuals, for Summer Work ~ 300.00 

Eebate, Synod's Stewardship Com'tee 100.00 

Loan from Elliott Legacy 500.00 

Total $ 8,888.71 

Balance from last year _ $ 2,464.05 $11,352.76 



Disbursements 

Rev. L. Smith, salary _ „ $ 2,400.00 

Rev. L. Smith, Expenses, 18 months 100.00 

Rev. G. W. Hanna - ~ - 84.00 

Rev. J. F. Menius - 480.00 

Rev. F. M. Bain 750.00 

Rev. A. T. Lassiter „ _.. 1,008.00 

Rev. W. L. Wilson _„ - 500.00 

Rev. K. McCaskill 376.00 

Rev. L. E. Wells 600.00 

Rev. E. S. Coates ..- _ 300.00 

Rev. W. A. Nicholson 30.00 

Rev. W. J. Huneycutt - .'. 792.50 

Rev. Grover C. Currie ....„ ~ 42.00 

Rev. R. E. Henderlite ...- _ 454.50 

Rev. D. L. Jones - 125.00 

Rev. G. F. Mason _ 437.50 

J. B. Spillman, for Stewardship Com 100.00 

D. S. Poole, for "Home Miss. News" 50.00 

Rev. I. N. Clegg „ 45.00 

A. T. Lassiter for Flowers Chapel 265.00 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer's Salary 200.00 

Fayment of Elliott Legacy loan 500.00 

Total „ _ „ $ 9,639.50 

Balance on deposit _ _ $ 1,713.26 $11,352.76 

M. H. McBryde Legacy Fund 

Balance from last year $ 542.34 

Interest on Savings deposit 21.70 

Paid for Flowers chapel $ 150.00 

Balance savings deposit $ 414.04 

Total - $ 564.04 $ 564.04 

John Elliott Legacy Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year ~~ ~ $ 1,535.79 

McEachern Cotton Mill, paid on note 1,000.00 

Presbyterial Fund, loan repaid 500.00 

Presbyterial Home Miss., loan repaid _ 500.00 

Overdraft on general Savings Account 284.99 $ 3,820.78 

Disbursements 

A. T. Lassiter, acc't Providence church $ 14.58 

A. T. Lassiter, acc't Flowers chapel - 96.00 



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Gifts to church buildings: 

Eagle Springs, $500. Kenly Manse, $500. $ 1,000.00 

Providence Manse, 450.00 

Addor Chap., $400. Flowers Chap., $350.. 750.00 
Loans to church buildings: 

Wildwood, $250. Coats, $150 400.00 

Cape Fear 100.00 

Loan to Presbyterial Fund 500.00 

Loan to Presbyterial Home Missions 500.00 

Interest on overdraft, Savings Acc't 10.20 $ 3,820.78 

To credit of Fund, note of McEachern Cotton Mill, $4000, with 
accured interest, less $2000 paid. 

Gilbert Memorial Fund 

Balance from last year $ 304.73 

Interest on notes 15.00 

Interest on Savings deposit 16.50 

West End, note paid _ 206.00 

Rebate to West End, overpaid $ 7.25 

Loan to Comfort church 50.00 

Balance Savings deposit 484.92 

Total $ 542.23 $ 542.23 

To credit of Fund, notes: 

Hebron, $100; Duke, $200; Comfort, $50. $ 350.00 

Presbyterial Fund — Receipts 

Total from churches for the year $ 1,405.50 

Balance from last year 58.64 

Rebate from Commissioners Assembly 18.31 

Loan from Elliott Fund 500.00 $ 1,982.45 

Disbursements 

Synod's Assessment 182.00 

Commissioners to General Assembly 500.00 

Paid on Assembly's Assessment, 1925 273.20 

Stated Clerk's Salary 200.00 

Stated Clerk's Expenses 35.97 

Permanent Clerk 20.32 

Treasurer's Office Expense 5.50 

Printing Minutes 223.50 

Presbytery's Report blanks 33.27 

Elliott Legacy loan repaid 500.00 

Total $ 1,973.76 

Balance on deposit $ 8.69 $ 1,982.45 



The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following report 
which was adopted: 

For Presbyterial Home Missions the receipts from all sources 
for the regular budget amount to only $7,988.71, the quota being 
$13,412. The surplus that is always needed to carry us through 



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the first quarter of the new year has decreased in two years from 
$3,802 to $1,713, due largely to the fact that our mission fields 
have been well supplied. 

There was a balance due to the Presbyterial Fund at the close 
of the year of $1,009 from 52 of our 97 churches, although the 
total assessment is only $1,843, and the treasury was $700 in debt. 
Sessions and church treasurers do not seem to realize that this 
is an assessment to meat all the current expenses of Presbytery, 
Synod and Assembly, and therefore has a first claim on them; 
and that the money is needed early in the year. The Assembly's 
assessment alone, for our commisonor's expenses and the Assem- 
bly's current expenses amounts to nearly $1,000. Sessions and 
church treasurers are urged to keep a memorandum of this assess- 
ment, and to pay it promptly. The following churches are now 
in arrears. (List read at Presbytery). 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. MURRAY, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of 
the treasurer, and find them correct. 

L. McINNIS 

J. A. McGEACHY 

L. J. GRANTHAM, Auditing Committee. 

The Committee on the Narrative made the following 
report which was received. Pending the adoption of the 
report, several inspiring addresses on different phases of 
the report were heard. The report was adopted as fol- 
lows: (See appendix for statistical report.) 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE NARRATIVE OF 
CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WORK 

There are 94 churches on the roll of our Presbytery. The Nar- 
rative Reports of 90 of these have passed through your committee's 
hands and have, been studied in detail and summarized as follows: 
(See report blank to General Assembly). 

You will notice that 22 or one-fifth of the churches had no acces- 
sions on profession of faith during the year; that there were 80 
more accessions by profession the preceding year than last year, 
that of the churches holding evangelistic services one-fourth re- 
port that there was no manifest improvement whatever in the 
spiritual condition of the church and community as a result of the 
meeting; that one-third, of our churches state that the members 
were derelict in the matter of presenting their children for baptism; 
that only one-fifth of the churches paid their benevolent apportion- 
ments in full. 



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However, it is encouraging to note that the number of preach- 
ing services is being increased in many of our churches, only two 
churches reporting less than two a month; that practically all our 
churches report that their members observe the Sabbath, and that 
the catechisms are being taught both in the homes and in the 
Sunday School; that 19 churches increased the amount of their 
pastor's salary during the year, though this number was five less 
than the preceding year; and that worldly conformity does not 
exist to any appreciable extent. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 o'clock. 

The hour having arrived for the fourth order of the 
morning, Presbytery receded from business and heard a 
most informing and encouraging message on mission 
work in Mexico, by Rev. W. A. Ross. 

Rev. W. A. Ross, of Washburn Presbytery, was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member. 

A special order was appointed for 3:00 p. m. to hear a 
sermon by Candidate D. McL. McDonald and his exami- 
nation for licensure. 

The Committee on the Revision of the Manual of Pres- 
bytery was continued until the Fall Meeting of Presby- 
tery. Dr. E. L. Siler was appointed to fill the vacancy 
caused by the removal of Rev. W. C. Brown. 

A committee composed of Rev. T. C. Croker and Rev. 
G. E. Moorehouse was appointed to examine the popular 
lecture of Candidate D. McL. McDonald. 

The election of commissioners to the General Assembly 
was taken up and the following were elected: 

PRINCIPALS: Rev. R. G. Matheson, Rev. E. B. Carr, 
Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. V. G. Smith; Ruling Elders: A. 
R. McEachern, Dr. D. S. Currie, Ernest Graham, and H. 
F. Monroe. 

ALTERNATES: Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. L. A. 
McLaurin, Rev. F. M. Bain, Rev. A. D. Carswell; Ruling 
Elders: Chas. Livingston, L. C. Hubbard, D. C. Gillis 
and J. B. McCallum. 



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The committee on Sabbath and Family Religion made 
the following report which was received and adopted. 
The Stated Clerk was instructed to send a copy of this 
report to the Presbyterian Standard for publication. The 
report is as follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SABBATH AND FAMILY 

RELIGION 

Your committee submits the following: 

In looking over the situation generally we are impressed with 
the fact that there is much Sabbath desecration, and far as can 
be judged by observation, it is on the increase. There is a con- 
stant effort being made in several States to abolish Sunday Laws. 
Presure, 1 is being brought to bear on the Lesgislature, by picture 
show people, sport promoters, and others, who for financial 
reasons want a free hand on the Sabbath days. 

There appears to be a tendency on the part of large numbers 
of professing Christian parents to neglect public worship, and 
thus encouraging the children to do likewise. A very small part 
of the Sabbath is occupied in religious observances in many 
homes, and this leads to the breaking down of family religion. 
There is also a suggestion that the churches are helping Sabbath 
desecration by using the Lord's day for so many things which 
suggest a picnic rather than worship. We refer to the con- 
stantly increasing so-called community affairs — -where people 
travel for long distances, and have a whole day celebration. It 
is true, that gospel hymns are sung and addresses are made — some 
of which are more or less religious, but 'the whole affair partakes 
of the secular, rather than the sacred. We need to take heed to 
this social element in present-day religion. 

Your committee would respectfully call attention to the tenden- 
cy of the community idea to destroy the unit of the Home and the 
Church. These things have a popular ring, they suggest breadth, 
as against narrowness, and the man who yields to them is "broad - 
minded" and "up-to-date". But it may be well to remember, the 
babbling brook and the sunshine, is a pleasing and poetic figure; 
but the stream must be narrowed and concentrated into a flume, 
to grind the grain and feed the people. There is a danger of com- 
munity ideas destroying the family life and also the church life, 
the young people, some of i them of tender years, are away from 
home all day on the Sabbath until late at night, and thus lose the 
idea of the sacredness of the Sabbath, and loose ideas are formed 
which develop in many cases into a disregard for the Sabbath al- 
together. Prof. Machen draws attention to this in "Christianity 
and Liberalism," page 149. "Thus Religion has become a mere 
function of the community or of the state. So it is looked upon 
by men of the present day. Even hard-headed business men and 
politicians have become convinced that Religion is needed. But 
it is thought to be needed merely as a means to an end. We 



154 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



have tried to get along without religion, it is said, but the ex- 
periment was a failure, and now religion must be called in to 
help." And in his book he shows how the evil of this condition has 
spead, insidiously, until it has entered into the idea of missionary 
work until civilization is taking the place of salvation as an ob- 
ject and purpose, page 150. And so far has it gone in our own 
country that there are people willing to have the church occupy 
merely a place of utility, along with directed play-grounds and 
athletic sports. There also appears to be a widespread idea that 
the stated services of the church are not for children and young 
people, as few bring their children with them to church; and 
many there are who attend the Sabbath School and Young Peo- 
ple's meetings and neglect the church. This is bound to weaken 
the church's influence and injure these auxiliary organizations. 

Just a few words in regard to Family Religion. Of all the in- 
stitutions that make up the strength of the Nation the Home 
stands without a rival. The first step in civilizing a people is to 
christianize its homes. The church in any land depends upon its 
homes as the great means which Christ will use in extending his 
kingdom. Nationally and personally its influence is the most 
potent and lasting. This as we are all aware is being pushed in- 
to the back-ground by the encroachment of community and com- 
munity programs, helped on by the indifference of christian 
parents, or by the fear of being unpopular. If I may quote Ma- 
chen again, he says: "The same spirit of collectivism which is 
weakening the home ties is also weakening the church relation, 
and it is no uncommon thing for some community scheme to in- 
terfere with church work and its services." The need and value 
of religion in the home is strongly set forth in a statement re- 
cently made by a visitor to New England, he said: "Standing 
in the home of a physician, whose residence in one of Boston's 
most beautiful surburbs placed him where Liberal Christianity 
had grouped its great products, his guest inquired, "What about 
their religion?" "Frankly," he answered, "the final generations who 
left the orthodox faith, now old men and women, were beautiful 
devout souls; the young people who come from these homes have 
nothing that marks them as Christians, absolutely nothing." And 
are there not some of our own people who were brought up in grand 
old Presbyterian homes whose sons and daughters are growing up 
just like these Bostonians "without God and without hope?" And 
one of our modern popular writers has stated it thus:/ "It is* said 
that great men of New England, dying, have left no successors, 
and this is true largely because of the waxing of materialism and 
the waning of the religious faculty." And then again, "This is a 
generation in which parents are permitting their children to grow 
up as moral and religious weaklings. The theory of millions of 
parents is, "Let the child wait until he is grown and then choose 
his own religion." In the light of circumstances is there not a 
need for the Church to be concerned about the keeping of the 
Sabbath, and is there any better plan than each of us taking care 
to govern our own homes. If Christ dwells in our homes, His 
power and influence will be noticed in the community. 



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Your committee presents the following recommendations: 

1. That parents be urged to attend all the stated means of 
grace, and take their children with them. We believe this simple 
practice will go far to improve the present condition of juvenile 
crime. Children brought up under the strong moral teaching of 
the gospel are very likely to act honorably. 

2. That since plays and pageants have become a craze and 
since they are condemned in our Larger Catechism, that ministers 
and ruling elders discountenance these things in the church. 

3. That the churches be urged to discourage all community 
meetings which in any way interfere with the stated services of 
the church. The' Bible is not taught in our schools, only a com- 
paratively few families make a' real effort to teach religion in the 
home. The church then is the only institution where accredited 
religious teachers have an opportunity to instruct the youth. 

Respectfully submitted. 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:15 p. m. 

Third Day — Afternoon 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 p. m. and was led in 
prayer by Dr. E. L. Siler. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

In response to the communication in regard to a revision of 
the church hymnal, your committee would respectfully recom- 
mend that the following overture be sent to the General Assem- 
bly: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby overtures the General 
Assembly meeting in Lexington, Ky., May 21, 1925, to take such 
steps as it may deem advisable for preparing and issuing as 
soon as practicable a revision of the Hymnal, Psalms and Hymns, 
which shall serve the church more adequately. 

E. C. MURRAY, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

NOMINATIONS 

Your Committee on Nominations respectfully reports as follows: 

Trustee of Elise High School— Instead of Dr. Gilbert McLeod, 
deceased, Mr. S. J. Hooks. 



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Trustees of Flora Macdonald College— Exit Spring, 1928, A. B. 
Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest Graham. 

Trustee Sandy Grove Church Property— Exit Spring, 1928, 
Alex Campbell. 

Home Mission Committee — Instead of W. C. Brown, W. M. 
Fairley. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Instead of I. N. 
Clegg and H. M. Dixon, C. H. Rowan and W. L. Foley; also as 
an additional member, Elder A. M. Fairley. 

Foreign Missions — Instead of D. L. Jones. G. W. Hanna, chair- 
man, and instead of J. C. McDiarmld and Dr. Gilbert McLeod, J. 
M. Wilson and M. C. McDonald. 

Stewardship Committee — Instead of W. E. Hill, D. L. Jones, 
chairman. 

Sabbath and Family Religion— Instead of I. N. Clegg, G. W. 
Hanna. 

Historical Committee — Instead of W. C. Brown, C. M. Gibbs. 

Natural Science — Instead of I. N. Clegg, Kenneth McCaskill. 

Latin and Greek — Instead of W. C. Brown, C. B. Craig. 

Hebrew — Instead of H. M. Dixon and W. C. Brown, Dougald 
McD. Monroe and D. L. Jones. 

Theology — Instead of H. M. Dixon and W. C. Brown, V. G. 
Smith and W. M. Fairley. 

Women's Work— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr, W. A. West. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools— S. K. Phillips, A. T. Lassiter, L. A. 
McGeachy, Chas. Rankin, J. F. Menius. 

Sec. II. Y. P. Work— L. A. McLaurin, A. D. Carswell, W. L. 
Foley, Ernest Graham, M. A. Clark. 

Name of Committee on Men of the Presbytery, changed to 
Committee on Men's Work, leaving the personnel of the commit- 
tee the same, with L. A. McGeachy chairman, instead of D. S. 
Currie. 

Committee to visit Fort Bragg— C. G. Rose, A. R. McQueen and 
R. A. McLeod. 

Permanent Chairman on Assembly's Minutes— R. G. Matheson. 

Permanent Chairman on Synod's Minutes — R. E. Henderlite. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, to preach Presbyterial Sermon at next 
Stated meeting, on a subject to be chosen by himself. 

E. L. SILER, Chairman. 



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The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions made 
the following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Assembly's Home Missions respectfully sub- 
mits the following report: 

This cause has enjoyed another year of prosperity and pro- 
gress, both in the contributions from the churches and the results 
of the work. 

The total receipts from all sources amounted to $557,032, of 
which $500,438 was contributed by the churches through the 
regular channels. There were 9,045 additions to the church on 
profession of faith through the efforts of the workers supported 
by this committee. 

The equipment campaign was a great disappointment. The 
churches failed to respond to this appeal and the receipts amount- 
ed to only $20,000 for this cause. The one great and pressing 
need of this work is an adequate fund for equipment. 

This cause occupies a place of increasing importance in the 
program of the church. The South is enjoying an unprecedented 
prosperity, with a rapidly increasing population, and the promise 
of a development surpassing any other section of the nation. New 
and hitherto unknown responsibilities present themselves in every 
section of the territory covered by the Southern Presbyterian 
Church, giving to this work a place of supreme strategic im- 
portance. 

The following recommendations are offered: 

1. That the Presbytery give its endorsement to the Week of 
Prayer for Home Missions, November 15-22, and to the annual 
Home Mission Day, November 22, and urge the Sunday Schools 
to take an offering for the cause on this date. 

2. That the churches be urged to organize schools for the study 
of Home Mission work and problems in the month of November 
wherever it may be possible to do so. 

Respectfully 

W. E. HILL, Chairman. 

The Committee on Stewardship made a verbal report 
which was received as information and the following 
recommendations were adopted: 

1. That the Laurinburg Church be apportioned for benevolences 
on the basis of $20 per member and the Laurel Hill Church on 
the basis of $12.50 per member. 

2. That the Stated Clerk be instructed to complete the Statis- 



158 MINUTES OF PAYETTE IVII/LE PRESBYTERY 



tical Eeport of Presbytery and forward same to the Stated Clerk 
of the General Assembly. (See appendix.) 

The Committee on Woman's Work submitted a statis- 
tical report which was adopted. (See appendix-) 

Committee on the Minutes of the Synod submitted the 
following report which was adopted: 

Your committee reports that the Minutes of Synod were ex- 
amined, and we find nothing in them which would call for any 
action on part of Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

We recommend that the Presbytery appoint a permanent chair- 
man each for, Synod's Minutes, and General Assembly's Minutes. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges submitted the 
following which was adopted : 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges beg to submit the 
following report: 

The Synod of North Carolina has fixed the School and College 
fund at 10 per cent of the collections for Benevolent Causes, which 
action was approved by our Presbytery and also by the Sessions 
of our Churches. The Committee has made every reasonable ef- 
fort to induce the churches to comply with the action of Synod 
and Presbytery. Letters have been sent by the committer to every 
pastor and church treasurer in the Presbytery, urging them to 
make every effort to send this 10 per cent of their benevolent 
collections to Mr. F. L. Jackson, Davidson, N. C, before March 
31, 1925. 

Some churches have gone over the top; some half way; some 
just started, and others apparently not able to start at all. How- 
ever, we are very thankful to God, as we have clone a great deal 
better this year than we have at any time in the past. < Our 
Presbytery has paid about 51 per cent of the amount apportioned, 
$5,598.33. 

Your committee would recommend: 

1. That each church see that this 10 per cent for Schools and 
Colleges is included in their church budget for the year beginning 
April 1, 1925. 

2. As our Schools and Colleges for women have been placed 
on the "A" grade by the State school authorities on the promise 
of our Synod, approved by our Presbytery, 'that this 10 per cent 
of all benevolent collections would be paid each year for three 
years, we very earnestly urge all the churches to see that this 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 159 



10 per cent is paid, so that these colleges may maintain their 
present standing. 

3. That the following resolution be adopted: 

The president's home at Flora Macdonald College was burned 
with practically all of its contents on March 18th. To meet this 
immediate need we recommend that the auxiliaries of the different 
churches be requested to send at once to Mr. F. L. Jackson, 
Synod's treasurer of education, a part of their budget for educa- 
tion to be forwarded at once to Flora Macdonald and charged to 
this college as part of the Synod's apportionment. 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The Judicial Committee reported that nothing came 
into its hands. 

Candidate D. McL. McDonald was introduced and ap- 
plied to the Presbytery for licensure as an extraordinary 
case to preach the gospel as a probationer. The follow- 
ing facts touching Mr. McDonald's case were presented 
to the Presbytery : That as a candidate for the ministry 
he pursued the course of study at Davidson College and 
graduated with the A. B. degree; that he entered Union 
Seminary, Richmond, Va., and practically completed the 
work of the first year, at which time his health failed 
and he went down under a very severe attack of tuber- 
culosis; that during the period of his convalescence, 
which covered nearly 10 years, he took special courses 
at Columbia Theological Seminary and a post-graduate 
course at the University of South Carolina from which he 
received the M. A. degree; that his physician advises 
hi'm that his physical condition has so improved that he 
will be able to do a special type of work, especially the 
pulpit and lecture room work. 

On motion the Presbytery voted to accept these facts 
as a satisfactory reason for granting the request of Mr. 
McDonald. The Presbytery then proceeded to examine 
him on the following subjects: experimental religion 
and motives for seeking the ministry, his views touch- 
ing theology, church government and sacraments, all of 
which was approved as satisfactory parts of trial. The 
candidate then preached a sermon from the text Rom. 
1 :16, which was approved as part of trial. A special com- 
mittee appointed to examine the popular lecture and 



160 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Greek exegesis of the candidate reported these were satis- 
factory. The examination was approved as a whole and 
the candidate was licensed as a probationer. 

A request from the Bluff, Godwin and McMillan 
churches for the pastorial services of Rev. T. C. Croker 
until the Spring meeting of the Presbytery in 1926 was 
received; the time and salary to be arranged as follows: 
Bluff four Sabbath services per month at a salary of $750 
per annum ; Godwin two Sabbath services, at a salary of 
$600 ; and McMillan two Sabbath services, at a salary of 
$350. The request was granted. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Calls and supplies begs leave to 
report as follows: 

1. That the request of the West End Church for permission 
to change the terms of their call for their pastor to read $500 
instead of $400 per annum be granted and the church commended. 

2. That the calls for pastoral services of Rev. D. McD. Monroe 
from Union Church for two Sabbath morning services per month 
at a salary of $700 per annum; from Vass Church for one Sab- 
bath morning and two Sabbath evening services per month at a 
salary of $700 per annum and the free use of the manse; and 
from Lakeview Church for one Sabbath morning and two Sab- 
bath evening services per month at a salary of $600 per annum 
be found in order and placed in his hands. 

3. That the call from the Raeford Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. W. M. Fairley, D. D., for all his time at a salary of 
$3,000 per annum and the free use of the manse be found in 
order and placed in his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. CLARKE, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of the Presby- 
tery made the following report which was adopted: 

Your committee has examined consecutively the first pages 
of the written and official printed minutes, and finding them cor- 
rect contented itself in examining different sections of the remain- 
der and found the official printed copy to be an exact copy of 
the written minutes. We therefore recommend that the stated 
clerk's official printed copy be made the official copy of the Pres- 
bytery. 

T. C. Croker, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 161 



The call from the Raeford Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. W. M. Fairley, was placed in Mr. Fair- 
ley's hands and he signified his aceptance of the call. 
The following commission was appointed to install him 
May 17, 1925, vat 8:00 p. rn. Rev. A. R. McQueen to pre- 
side and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. G. 
W. Hanna to preach the sermon, Rev. L. A. McLaurin to 
charge the pastor, and Ruling Eider L. M. Blue to charge 
the congregation. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministeri- 
al Relief submitted the following report whiph was 
adopted 

REPORT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL 

RELIEF 

Assembly's committee reports 639 candidates for the ministry 
and missionary service under care of Presbyteries. Aid aggrega- 
ting $72,392.00 was distributed to 416 people including 346 candi- 
dates for ministry, 13 for medical missions, two for other mis- 
sionary work, and 55 young women. Fayetteville Presbytery has 
on its roll 26 candidates for ministry, one for mission service, and 
two for medical missions, who received aid of $1,950 from the 
committee. 

In relief work, 143 ministers, 230 widows, 37 orphans, six un- 
ordained missionaries were aided, with total remittance of $167,- 
187.75. The 10 per cent bonus for the past three years could not 
be sent on account of lack of funds. The roll of homes aided, now 
416, is rapidly increasing. Surely this is one cause that should 
appeal to everyone. The endowment fund is now $1,498,472 and 
General Assembly asks that it be increased to two and a half 
millions as soon as possible. 

We are glad to report good years at both Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege and Elise High School. However, the recent destruction by 
fire of the president's residence at Red Springs, N. C, creates a 
call for our voluntary aid which should appeal to' everyone in the 
bounds of the Presbytery. 

We regret to announce that for the first time since 1916 there 
is a deficit in our committee at the beginning of the year, $32,630. 

Your committee wishes to call attention of our candidates and 
of pastors advising them, to the advantages of Union Theological 
Seminary, our largest and best equipped seminary, and one which 
is partly under the control of our Synod. It is the seminary 
which our Fayetteville Presbytery candidates would naturally at- 
tend. 

We would also urge the Presbytery to make greater use of the 
Westminister Teacher's Bureau in charge of Dr. Sweets. 



162 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PBESBYTEBY 



RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That loan of $150 be granted to Miss S. M. Thrower, student 
at Assembly's Training School. 

2. That aid be granted as follows: Rev. H. M. Dixon, $800; 
Mrs. F. P. Coble, $300; Mrs. Nettie M. Goodman, $300; Mrs. Flora 
McLauchlin, $250; Mrs. R. E. Steele, $300; Mrs, Margaret G. 
Wicker, $300. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

The commission appointed to dissolve the Hillside 
Church submitted the following report which was 
adopted : 

Your commission appointed to dissolve the Hillside Church re- 
spectfully submits the following report: 

The commission met at Hillside Church November 30, 1924, at 
3:15 P.M. The following members were present: 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. C. H. Rowan, 
and Ruling Elders Jno. A. McCormick and W. E. Evans. 

Commission constituted with prayer. Sermon preached by Rev. 
G. F. Kirpatrick from text, John 3:18. After the membership of 
the church had unanimously expressed the desire that the church 
be dissolved, the commission voted that same be done and the 
chairman of the commission declared the church dissolved. The 
members were transferred as follows: Four to Carolina Presby- 
terian Church and two to Midway Presbyterian Church Meeting 
closed with prayer. 

L. A. McLAURIN, Chairman. 

The calls from the Lakeview, Vass and Union churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. D. McD. Monroe were 
placed in his hands and he signified his acceptance. The 
following commission was appointed to install Mr. Mon- 
roe on the fourth Sunday in May. Rev. M. D. McNeill, 
chairman, Rev. C H. Rowan and Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
and Ruling Elder A. B. Cameron; alternates, Rev. R. A. 
McLeod and Ruling Elder M. McL. McKeithan. The 
chairman to assign the parts. 

Presbytery decided to abandon the idea of publishing 
an abridged copy of the minutes. 

The secretary of stewardship submitted the following 
report which was adopted: 

Report of Secretary of Stewardship on the Every Member 
Canvass: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PEESBYTERY 163 



We have received reports from only 52 churches. 

Total pledged from Benevolence $ 53,891 

Quota of these 52 churches 75,780 

Quota of Presbytery 107,977 

Tithers reported 859 

L. A. McLAURIN, Secretary. 

The Committee on Evangelism submitted the following 
report which was adopted: 

SPRING AND SUMMER EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN 

Providence, I. N. Clegg; McPherson, C. M. Gibbs; Flat Branch, 
A. R. McQueen; Ephesus, A. T. Lassiter; Raven Rock, L. Smith; 
Harnett and Bunnlevel, J. A. Menius; Mt. Tabor, L. Smith; Com- 
fort, V. G. Smith; Eagle Springs, L. Smith; Flowers Chapel, E. E. 
Gilespie; Smyrna, Wm. Black; Spence, R. G. Matherson; Rowland, 
E. E. Gilespie; Buies Creek, S. K. Phillips; Lillington, Wm. 
Black; Cape Fear» G. W. Hanna; Summerville, J. F. Menius; Duke, 
C. E. Clarke; Eureka, A. T. Lassiter; Sardis, A. R. McQueen; 
Westminister, G. F. Kirkpatrick; Palestine, L. Smith; Rock 
Branch; L. Smith; Cameron Hill, A. D. Carswell; Leaflet, F. M. 
Bain; Philippi, D. L. Jones; Mt. Carmel, E. B. Carr; Lakeside. 
A. T. Lassiter; Carthage, W. E. Hill; West End, S. K. Phillips; 
Culder (by special arrangement), J. K. Roberts; Mt. Pisgah, G. 
W. Hanna; Barbecue, L. Smith; Rex, Dougald Monroe; Union, 
W. M. McLeod; Vass, V. R. Gaston; Lakeview, C. B. Craig. 

Galatia Church was chosen as the place of meeting 
for the regular Fall Session of Presbytery. Time Sep- 
tember 29, 1925, 7:30 P.M. 

It was ordered that Presbytery recede from business 
the first hour of Wednesday afternoon at the next stated 
meeting, and join Galatia Church in celebrating the hun- 
dredth anniversary of the organization of that church. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted by a rising vote: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to express its deep ap- 
preciation of the many courtesies extended us during our meet- 
ing at St. Pauls. We especially wish to mention the hospitality 
of the people in opening their homes for our entertainment and 
the bountiful meals provided by the ladies in the dining* room of 
the church. We would also express our appreciation of the 
splendid music rendered by the choir. We feel that our stay here 
has been a very pleasant and happy one, and we invoke God's 
blessing upon Dr. Murray and his people, and the other churches 
in town. 

JAMES B. BLACK, Chairman. 



164 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The Stated Clerk was instructed to have the usual 
number of copies of the Minutes of Presbytery printed. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it ad- 
journ to meet at the First Church Fayette ville on June 
16, 1925, at 1:00 P.M. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report which was received and adopted: 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Your Committee on Sessional Records reports as follows: 
We have examined all the books received by us and recommend — 

1. That the following records be approved without exception: 
Manly, Shiloh, Lumber Bridge, Highland, Raeford, Palestine, Sar- 
dis, Lillington, Cape Fear, Culdee, Westminister, Union, Jackson 
Springs, Lumberton, Antioch, Ephesus, St. Pauls, Coats. Ida Mills, 
Goodwin, Laurel Hill, Smyrna, Dunn, Bunnlevel, Fayetteville First. 

2. The following with exception of one or more sessions not 
opened or closed with prayer: Maxton, Roseneath, Mt. Tabor, 
Laurinburg, Lakeview, Rowland, Big Rockfish. 

3. With exceptions viz: Representatives to Synod or Presby- 
tery were either not elected or failed to report attendance as of 
being excused: McMillan, Lakeside, Comfort, Midway, Cameron, 
Grove, Leaflet, Hebron, Mt. Pisgah, Roseneath, Elise, Benson, Pine- 
view Summerville, Mt. Tabor, Mt. Carmel, Eureka, West End, 
Ephesus, Red Springs, McPherson, Bluff, Vass, Wildwood, Sun- 
nyside, Lakeview, Gibson Dundarrock, Barbecue, Ashpole. 

4. Following with exception: That no record appears that the 
session examined the treasurer's book: Harnett, Rowland, Big 
Rockfish, Church of Covenant, Dundarrock, Lakeside, Comfort, 
Bethesda, Elise, Benson, Bensalem, Carthage, Parkton, Montpelier, 
Mt. Tabor, West End, Cameron Hill, Mt, Carmel, Rowland, Phila- 
delphus, McPherson, Rock Branch, Vass, Galatia, Sunnyside, Bar- 
becue, Ashpole, Pembroke, Montpelier, Hebron. 

5. Ommission of Narrative or Statistical report or both: Mont- 
pelier, Midway, Sunnyside, Lakeview. 

6. Exception, one or more meetings of session not approved 
by that body: Comfort, Cameron, Bethel, Leaflet, Bethesda, Elise, 
Parkton, Mt. Tabor, Center, Antioch, Dundarrack, Manchester, 
Pembroke, Bluff, Cameron, Raven Rock, Flat Branch, Pembroke, 
Mt. Carmel, Hebron, Hope Mills. 

7. Exception: Books were not brought to last Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery: Pembroke, Buies Creek, Lakeview, Rowland, Corn- 
fort, Pineview, Cypress. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTEEY 165 



8. Exception: Following- did not have quarterly meetings of the 
Session: Cypress, Mt. Tabor, Philippi, Pineview, Sunnyside, Church 
of the Covenant. 

Suggestions 

1. Sessions study carefully the Manuel or Book of Church 
Order and conscientiously strive to keep records in accordance. 

2. That corrections be made in church books with a lead pen- 
cil and that the moderator sign with red ink. 

3. Name be placed on outside of church books; word repre- 
sentative be used instead of delegate; word elected be used in- 
stead of appointed. 

More neatness be striven for by clerks that records may be 
legible. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chariman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence recommends that the 
following be excused for absence: 

1. For tardiness — Rev. E. B. Carr and Elder R. J. McLeod. 

2. From this session of Presbytery — Rev. Messrs. I. N. Clegg, 
L. E. Wells, C. G. Vardell. 

3. From last Fall Meeting of Presbytery — Rev. V. G. Smith. 

4. After Wednesday morning — Elder F. M. McKay. 

5. After Wednesday afternoon — Rev. Geo. F. Mason, Elders 
Colin Black, A. J. Bain, R. C. Byrd, H. C. Cameron, J. S. Bethea, 
D. H. Johnson, J. H. McPhail, R. M. Fearsall, W. A. Thompson, 
S. E. Sloan, J.'M. Shaw. 

6. After Wednesday night session — Rev. S. K. Phillipps, Elders 
G. M. Cameron, Donald Currie, D. J.* Bulla, P. B. Hall, Thos. N. 
Holmes, J. M. Wilson, Neill McKay. 

7. After Thursday morning — Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeill, A. D. 
Carswell, R. G. Matheson, Elders M. A. Clark, Jas. W. Hill, D. J. 
McKenzie, E. L. Ray, S. W. Wilson. 

8. After 3:00 P.M. Thursday— Rev. E. B. Carr, Elders N. L. 
Gibbon, E. C. Matheson, A. C. McDonald, Ryan McBride, R. J. Mc- 
Leod, D. C. Gillis, 0. C. McCormick, L. M. Blue, J. M. Brown. 

9. After 4:00 P.M. Thursday— Rev. G. E. Moorehouse, Rev. 
J. C. Croker, Elders J. R. Bowden, J. M. McMillan, J. C. Williams. 

10. After 5:00 P.M. Thursday— Rev. V. R. Gaston. 



166 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

The roll was called and absentees noted. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and the 
benediction by the Moderater, to meet in adjourned ses- 
sion in the First Church, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, N. C, 
June 16, 1925, at 1 :00 p. m. 

W. L. FOLEY, Temporary Clerk, 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk, 
C. B. CRAIG, Moderator. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



APPENDIX 



1.— REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS 



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APPENDIX 



1.— REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS (Continued) 



Churches Reporting 
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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 169 



II.— MEN'S WORK 

Men's Organizations 

Number of Organizations reported 11 

Total membership 270 

Benevolent Contributions: Totals 

1. Foreign Missions $140.00 

2. Assembly Home Missions 

3. Synod's Home Missions 

4. Presbytery's Home Missions 

5. Congregational Home Missions 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 50.00 

7. Sunday School Extension and Publication 

8. Educational Institutions 

9. Bible Cause 

10. Orphans' Homes 

11. Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 81.00 

12. Miscellaneous Contributions 23.00 

13. Total for all purposes $294.00 

Ar<3 they under the control of the Sessions — i. e., have the Ses- 
sions approved their organization, constitution and method of work ? 
Yes. 

What form of Church Work to they do? In addition to pro- 
moting the regular activities of the church — Sunday Schools, stew- 
ardship studies, etc. — the specialty with the men's organizations 
of our Presbytery has been Evangelism. This has been carried on 
through services put on by the men in our country and village 
churches, in school houses and chapels; and also through personal 
work. Another special feature is the group prayer bands. These 
are generally inter-denominational and are held either daily or 
weekly by the men of the community. 

R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk of Presbytery. 



III.— WOMAN'S WORK 

Number of Societies reported 63 

Total membership 2213 

Benevolent Contributions : 

1. Foreign Missions 5509 

2. Assembly Home Missions 1990 

3. Synod's Home Missions 1409 

4. Presbytery's Home Missions 1643 

5. Congregational Home Missions 284 

6. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1062 

7. Sunday School Extension and Publication 289 

8. Educational Institutions 2839 

9. Bible Cause 141 



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10. Orphan's Homes 4194 

11. Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 4963 

12. Miscellaneous Contributions 3218 

13. Total for all purposes 27541 

Grand total of Contributions from all Women's Societies 27541 

Are they under the control of the Sessions — i. e., have the Ses- 
sions approved their organization, constitution and method of work ? 
Yes. 

What form of Church work do they do ? They promote general 
religious activities — Prayer Bands, Tithing, Studies in Steward- 
ship, Family Altars, Studies in Foreign and Home Missions, Young 
People's Work, The Reading of Religious Publications, etc. 

Has your Presbytery a Woman's Auxiliary, and how many so- 
cieties are affiliated with it? Yes. Sixty-seven. 

R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk of Presbytery. 



IV.— YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORK 



Number of Societies reported. 

Total membership 

Benevolenct Contributions : 

1. Foreign Missions 

2. Assembly Home Missions 

3. Synod's Home Missions 

4. Presbytery's Home 

Missions 

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Missions 

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Ministerial Relief 

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and Publication 

8. Educational Institutions - 

9. Bible Cause : 

10. Orphans' Homes 

11. Current Expenses and 

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12. Miscellaneous Contribu- 
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Are they under the control of the Sessions — i. e., have the Ses- 
sions approved their organization, constitution and method of 
work? Yes; to the best of our knowledge. 

What form of Church Work do they do? 38 reports said social; 
18 reports said recreational; 11 reports said Assembly's Causes are 
presented; 21 reports said stewardship is emphasized; 33 reports 
said Bible study is encouraged; 37 reports said prayer habits are 
emphasized; 24 reports said Assembly's Causes have received con- 
tributions. , 

R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk of Presbytery. 



V.— NARRATIVE OF CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WORK 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious 
needs of the church membership and communities are being ad- 
equately met? As adequately as local conditions will permit, all 
but two having two or more services per month. 

2. What is the average number, as well as the average per- 
centage, of church membership in attendance on morning, eve- 
ning and prayer meeting services, week by week, throughout the 
year? Morning 73 — 66 per cent, Evening 52 — 59 per cent, Prayer 
meeting 21 — 19 per cent. 

3. Total additions to church reported for ye^r: On profes- 
sion 682; by letter 327. 

4. How many additions to the church from the Sabbath 
School during year? 458. 

5. How many evangelistic services were held by the churches 
during year? 58; effect of sen/ices on churches and communities. 
41 meetings resulted in manifest improvement; 14 meetings re- 
sulted in no manifest improvement. 

6. How many families hold family worship? 530; how many 
membeis in the Family Altar League? 27. 

7. How many Communion Services were held during the year? 
182; per cent of members reported as attending? 72 per cent. 

8. Do the members observe the Lord's Day? Generally, Yes; 
only 5 churches answering no. 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for bap- 
tism? Two-thirds of churches say yes; one-third say no. 

10. Are the catechisms taught the children by the parents? 
Only 8 churches answer in negative. 

11. Are the catechisms taught in the Sabbath Schools? In all 
but 3 schools. 



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12. Do pupils memorize the Scripture? In 24 churches, yes, 
in 60 churches, no; Hymns? In 33 they do; in 50 they do/not. 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of Life 
and Possessions? Yes. 

14. How many members tithe or more than tithe? 859. 

15. Did the churches make an Every Member Canvass? Only 16 
did not. 

16. Did the churches pay in full their apportionment for be- 
nevolences? Only 17 answer yes. 

17. Were pastors salaries fully and promptly paid? Yes in all 
but 18. Were there any salary increases during the year? There 
wore 19. 

18. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the 
churches? To a considerable degree in 11 churches; only to a 
limited extent in others. 

19. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their 
own bounds? Only 20 held such services. 

20. Were efforts made by pastors and Sessions to secure re- 
cruits for the ministry? 28 churches made no such effort. 

E. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 
P. O. of S. C. Rt. No. 1., Hope Mills, N.C. 



STATISTICAL 



THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 1925. 



NUMBER OF CaNDIDATBS 






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(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Foreign Missions — G. W. Hanna, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, 

J. M. Wilson and M. C. McDonald. 

4. Religious Education: 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools— S. K. Phillips, A. T. Lassiter, J. F. 
Menius, L. A. McGeachy and Chas. Rankin. , ! 
Sec. II. Y. P. Work— L. A. McLaurin, A. D. Carswell, W. L. 
Foley, Ernest Graham and M. A. Clark. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, G. 
E. Moorehouse, C. E. Clarke, J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, W. 
DeB. McEachin and L. A. Mclnnis. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, M. D. Mc- 
Neill, G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassister, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphan's Home— J. B. Black, E. B. Carr and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Woman's Work— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and W. A. W T est. 

8. Stewardship — D. L. Jones, A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, 
E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick and J. F. 

Menius. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 
tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, Fairley Murray and D. S. Currie. 

12. Men's Work — L. A. McGeachy, Edgar Hall, O. L. Johnson, 
J. M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. 

13. Synod's Home Missions — R. A. McLeod, L. Smith, E. H. Wil- 
liamson. 

14. Chairman on Assembly's Minutes — R. G. Mattheson. 

15. Chairman on Synod's Minutes — R. E. Henderlite. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
V. R. Gaston, Kenneth McCaskill. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 

C. E. Clarke, R. A. McLeod. 

3. Latin and Greed— M. D* McNeill, C. B. Craig, C. H. Rowan, 

D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 



4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 
ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, D. McD. Monroe and D. L«> Jones. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, E. C. Murray, V. G. Smith, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, W. M. Fairley. 

7. Church Government— L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, G, W. Hanna, 
Carl B. Craig. 

8. Ecclessiastical History— R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 
Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharpe, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 

Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville. 

Kentucky. 
Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 

North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. Offering to be made at convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, D. D., Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Educational Institutions; Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, David- 
son, N. C. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sumday 
Schools — Orphan's Home; Treasurer, Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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CALLED MEETING AT MAXTON 
ADJOURNED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 

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TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIFTH 
STATED MEETING AT GALATIA CHURCH 

ADJOURNED MEETING AT MOORESVILLE 

Fall, 1925 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. E. L. Siler, D.D., Moderator Maxton, N. C. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Hope Mills, N. C. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk , Linden, N. C. 

Rev. S. K. Phillips, Temporary Clerk Fayetteville, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C, G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1927— A. R. McQueen. 
Ex:t Fall, 1928— J. W. McLauchlin. 
Exit Fall, 1929— A. L. James. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, W. G. Carter, A. B. Cameron. 
Exit Fall, 1927— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1928— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. O. 

McClelland. 
Exit Fall, 1929— Rev. G. W. Hanna, J. R. Mcqueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1926— A. L. Bullock, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, McKay McKinnon. 

Exit Spring, 1927— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. T. McCallum, Edwin Mor- 
gan, A. W. McLean. 

Exit Spring, 1928— A. B. Pearsall, E. H. Williamson, A. R. Mc- 
Eachern, Ernest Graham. 

Trustee at Large — S. B. McLean. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, D. G. 
McKeithan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, M. M. 
Pinkston, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose, C. C. McAllister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1926 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 
Exit Spring, 1927— J. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue. 
Exit Spring, 1928— Alex-Campbell. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions— A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, W. M,. Fairley, 
E. C. Murry, W. E. Hill, L. A. McLaurin, C. B. Craig. 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — C. B. Craig, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, C. H. Rowan, W. L. Foley, A. M. Fairley, J. 
A. McLeod, and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING— FA YETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, N. C., June 4, 1925. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in called session 
in the Presbyterian church, Maxton, N. C, on June 4, 
1925, at 2:30 P. M., and was called to order by the mod- 
erator, Rev. Carl B. Craig, and opened with prayer by Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

Rev. E. L. Siler was asked to act as Temporary Clerk. 

The following were present: Ministers — C. B. Craig, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, Neill Mclnnis, W. L. Foley and E. L. 
Siler. Ruling Elder : L. L. McGirt of the Maxton church. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Laurinburg, N. C, May 23, 1925. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in 
the Presbyterian church, Maxton, N. C, on Thursday, June 4, 
1925, at 2:30 P. M., to consider and act on request of candidate 
Edwin S. Coates, Jr., for a letter of dismissal to Pee Dee Pres- 
bytery. 

CARL. B. CRAIG, Moderator. 

The request of candidate Edwin S. Coates, Jr., for a 
letter of dismissal to Pee Dee Presbytery was granted. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

The business being finished, the Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Neill Mclnnis. 

C. B. CRAIG, Moderator, 

E. L. SLIER, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



174 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, June 16, 1925. 

Presbytery met according to adjournment, jn the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, June 16, 
1925, at 1:00 p. m., and was opened with prayer by 
the Moderator, Rev. C.'B. Craig. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C. B. Craig, V. G. Smith, D. D., L. Smith, 
F. M. Bain, A. R. McQueen, W. L. Foley, Neill Mclnnis, 
D. L. Jones, W. J. Hunneycutt, R. A. McLeod, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick and V. R. Gaston. 

Ruling Elders: R. D. Braddy, Galatia; D. M. Fairley, 
Church of Covenant; J. K. McGirt, Centre; J. M. Brown, 
Philadelphus ; N. D. M. Clark, Long Street; C. G. Rose, 
Fayetteville First; C. H. Graham, South Fayetteville; 
Joe Graham, McPherson. 

The special committee appointed at the last stated 
meeting to visit Fort Bragg reported that this duty had 
been performed and that they had found the authorities 
at the Fort ready to co-operate with the pastor at Church 
of the Covenant in an effort to provide religious instruc- 
tion for the soldiers located' at Fort Bragg. The report 
was received as information. 

The following resolution was offered by Rev. L. Smith, 
the superintendent of Home Missions, and was adopted: 

That a special committee composed of R. A. McLeod, 
W. E. Hill and D. M. Fairley be appointed to select a 
suitable man for Church of Covenant and Fort Bragg 
work. 

The report of the commission touching conditions in 
the Eagle Springs church, docketed at the stated meet- 
ing, was taken up for consideration. The Presbytery 
heard the report of Superintendent Smith, who had been 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 175 



appointed to visit that church. This report was adopted 
and it was ordered that the Presbytery unite in a prayer 
of thanksgiving for the happy solution of this matter. 
The report is as follows: 

Concerning the visit ordered by Presbytery to be made to 
Eagle Springs Church to adjust if possible the trouble existing 
there; your superintendent begs leave to report that he has lately 
visited said church and all matters of differences existing among 
the members of the Church have been satisfactorily adjusted and 
the church in a congregational meeting voted heartily and unani- 
mously to request Presbytery to withdraw the commission lately 
sent to this church, and cancel its 1 report recommending the disso- 
lution of the church, and allow the church to continue its organi- 
zation and go forward with its work. 

L. SMITH, Superintendent. 

It was ordered that the following additional evangel- 
istic meetings be held by the following men: Pembroke, 
R. A. McLeod; Philadelphus, W. L. Foley; McPherson, 
L. A. McLaurin — in place of C. M. Gibbs who was previ- 
ously appointed. 

A request from the Session of the Laurel Hill church 
asking that the Milton Mission be transferred from the 
Laurel Hill church to Centre church was received and 
granted. 

The commission to install Rev. D. McD. Monroe as 
pastor of the Vass, Union and Lakeview churches re- 
ported this duty performed on Sunday, May 24, 1925, as 
follows: Vass at 11:00 a. m., Union at 3:30 p. m. ; Lake- 
view at 8:00 p. m. 

It was ordered that Prof. A. B. Cameron be elected 
Trustee of Elise High School instead of Mr. S. J. Hooks, 
removed. 

A petition asking Presbytery to organize a church 
at Campbellton, Fayetteville, N. C, and signed by fifty- 
three people pledging membership in the church was re- 
ceived, and the folio wing commission was appointed to 
visit the community and to organize the church if the 
way be clear: Rev. Messrs. W. E. Hill, D. D., D. L. 
Jones, V. G. Smith, D. D., and W. J. Hunneycutt, with 
Ruling Elder Chas. Rankin— with E. H. Williamson as 
his alternate. The time to be fixed by the commission. 



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Prof. Allen Jones, the principal of Elise High School, 
was given the privilege of the floor. Prof. Jones ad- 
dressed the Presbytery in the interest of the school and 
requested the Presbytery to give its approval in an effort 
to secure from the Trustees of the Donaldson Fund a 
small balance in the treasury of that fund for needed 
improvements at Elise. The request was granted. 

The following recommendations offered by the Home 
Mission Committee were adopted: 

1. That $50.00 per month for three months be appropriated 
from Home Missions Fund to employ candidate J. S. Johnson to 
serve Benson, Four Oaks, Alaska and Wildwood Churches the 
three months — June, July and August — during this summer's vaca- 
tion from, seminary. 

2. That Cameron Church be permitted to change the terms of its 
call for pastoral services of Rev. M. D. McNeill to read $800.00 
per annum for two Sunday mornings and one Sunday night per 
month; instead of $500.00 per annum for one Sunday morning and 
one Sunday night per month. 

3. That Manly Church be permitted to change the terms of its 
call for pastoral services of Rev. M. D. McNeill to read $640.00 per 
annum for one Sunday morning and one Sunday afternoon per 
month, and every fifth Sunday morning; instead of $500.00 per 
annum for one Sunday morning and one Sunday afternoon per 
month. 

4. That $60.00 per annum be appropriated from Home Mis- 
sion Fund to M. D. McNeill's salary to complete for him a salary 
of $2,000.00 a year. 

5. That, as soon as the way is clear and funds available Pres- 
bytery loan to the Galatia Church from its Legacy Fund the sum 
of $1000.00 to aid in repairs on church, this amount to be loaned 
for two years and secured by good endorsement. 

6. That $500 be appropriated to Horseshoe Church for build- 
ing a house of worship, this amount to be paid when funds are 
availabe from the Legacy Fund. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. R. A. Mc- 
Leod, to meet at Galatia church September 29, 1925, at 
7:30 p. m. 

C. B. CRAIG, Moderator, 

W. L. FOLEY, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, September 15, 1925. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in the First Pres- 
byterian church, Fayetteville, N. C, September 15, 1925, 
at 1:00 p. m., and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. C. E. Craig, and opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C. B. Craig, B. L. Jones, S. K. Phillips, 
T. C. Croker, W. J. Hunneycutt, R. A. McLeod, W. E. 
Hill, D. D., W. M. Fairley, D. D., L. Smith, V. G. Smith, 
D. D., C. M. Gibbs, and W. A. Nicholson. 

Ruling Elders: M. L. McFadyen, McPherson; Dr. D. 
S. Currie, Parkton; W. F. Little, Rex; Dr. Thomas 
Stamps, Lumber Bridge; D. M. Fairley, Church of the 
Covenant. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Laurinburg, N. C, September 5, 1925. 

The constitutonal requirements having been met, I hereby call a 
special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on September 15, 
1025, at 1:00 p. m. to transact the following business, if the way 
be clear: 

1. To receive and act on the resignation of Dr. V. G. Smith as 
pastor of the Parkton, Lumber Bridge, and Rex Churches. 

2. To dismiss Dr. Smith to Kanawha Presbytery. 

3. To ordain Licentiate L. G. Calhoun. 

C. B. CRAIG, Moderator. 

Rev. V. G. Smith, D. D. tendered his resignation as 
pastor of the Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex churches, 
and asked that the pastoral relation be dissolved. The 
churches, through their representatives, concurred, 
though reluctantly, with Dr. Smith in this request. The 
resignation was accepted and the pastoral relation dis- 



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solved. At his own request Dr. Smith was granted a 
letter of dismission to Kanawha Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :30 p. m. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:45 p. m. 

Licentiate L. G. Calhoun appeared in Presbytery and 
requested the Presbytery to ordain him as an Evangelist 
for Foreign Mission service. It appearing that he has 
received an appointment by our Foreign Mission Commit- 
tee to work in Brazil, it was ordered that the request 
be granted. In view of his recent highly acceptable ex- 
amination for licensure and the good report of his work 
during the summer in the First Church, Fayetteville, 
it was ordered that the Presbytery proceed to ordain 
him without further examination. The Moderator pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, which were answer- 
ed in the affirmative, after which Mr. Calhoun was or- 
dained by the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery 
and prayer. The charge to the newly ordained bishop 
was given by Dr. W. E. Hill. 

At his own request Rev. L. G. Calhoun was granted 
permission to persue post graduate study at the Yale 
Divinity School for one year. 

There being no further business, the minutes were 
read and approved, and Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
by Dr. V. G. Smith. 

C. B. CRAIG, Moderator, 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIFTH STATED 

MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF 

FAYETTEVILLE 



R. F. D. 1, Hope Mills, N. C. 
September 29, 1925. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
twenty-fifth stated meeting in Galatia Presbyterian 
Church at 7:30 p. m., and was opened with a sermon by 
the retiring Moderator, Rev. Carl B. Craig, on the text 
Ecclesiastes 8:11. Presbytery was then called to order 
and constituted with prayer by Rev. Carl B. Craig. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill (2), C. G. Vardell, D. D. 
(2) L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, V. R. Gaston, (2) A. T. 
Lassiter, (2) R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, C. E. Clarke, 
W. E. Hill, D. D., E. L. Siler, D. D., D. L. Jones, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson, E. B. Carr, (2) J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, S. K. 
Phillips, F. M. Bain, K. McCaskill, W. A. Nicholson, (2) 
G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, C. H. Rowan, W. L. Foley, 
W. J. Hunneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, R. E. Henderlite, W. 
M. Fairley, D. D., D. McD. Monroe, D. M. MacLeod (2). 

Ruling Elders: C. S. Ray, Antioch; J. B. Warwick, 
Barbecue; E. C. Matheson, Bensalem; W. J. McDiarmid 
(2), Bethel; T. D. McLean (2), Bethesda; M. D. Culbreth, 
(2), Big Rockfish; Alex. McNeill (2), Bluff; R. C. Byrd 
(2), Bunnlevel; Joe Dooley, Campbellton; T. M. Cameron, 
(2), Cameron Hill; M. McL. Kelly, Carthage; J. W. Sin- 
clair, Centre; R. Morrison (2), Church in the Pines; D. 
M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant; H. A. McCallum, 
Culdee; N. A. Mclnnis (2), Dundarrach; James Pearsall, 
Dunn; Leander Lee, Ephesus; J. M. Blue, Eureka; Dr. 
J. W. McNeill, Fayetteville First; J. G. Shaw (2), Flat 
Branch; S. W. Brown (2), Four Oaks; Alex Leslie, Gala- 
tia; John Graham, Godwin; J. R. Jackson, Grove; H. M. 
Pinkston, Highland; Angus McNeill (2), Hebron; J. H. 



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McPhail (2), Hope Mills; C. C. Price (2), Iona; Clarence 
Lytch (2), Laurel Hill; Sam Billing, Jackson Springs; 
W. C. Smith (2), Lakeview; Edwin Morgan (2), Lake- 
side; 0. L. Johnson, Lillington; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; H. 
M. John (2), Lumber Bridge; J. H. Priest (2), Manly; 
D. A. Patterson, Maxton; D. B. Currie, McPher- 
son; W. A. Thompson, Midway; G. W. Mcintosh 
(2), Montpelijer; J. T. Shaw (2), Mt. Carmel; 
John McLeod, Mt. Pisgah ; J. G. Wright, Parkton ; D. D. 
Black; Philippi; Sandy McNeill (2) ; Philadelphia; Fuller 
Currie (2), Pinehurst; J. H. Campbell, Raeford; A. D. 
McLeod (2), Red Springs; D. C. Shaw (2), Rex; H. C. 
Cameron, Rock Branch; A. McArtan (2), Sardis; 
J. D. Stewart, Smyrna; C. H. Graham, South Fay- 
etteville; A. D. Taylor, Spence; Marcus Smith 
(2), St. Pauls; J. M. Bulla, Sunnyside; W. S. Bailey, 
Union; E. L. McNeill (2), Vass; M. C. McDonald, West 
End; J. W. Wilkins (2) Westminister; A. M. Fairley (2), 
Laurinburg ; Neill McKay, Buie's Creek ; H. 0. Keith, Cy- 
press; J. D. Monroe, Longstreet; Martin Patterson, San- 
dy Grove — 66. 

The following ministers were absent: L. L. Little, 
W. C. Buchanan, D. D., G. T. Pace, H. M. Dixon, I. N. 
Clegg, G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Murray, D. D., L. E. Wells, 
G. F. Mason, L. G. Calhoun— 10. 

The following churches were not represented: Aber- 
deen, Alaska, Ashpole, Benson, Cape Fear, Coats, Com- 
fort, Duke, Elise, Elrod, Eagle Springs, Fairmont, Gib- 
son, Harnett, Horseshoe, Lumberton, McMillan, Mt. Ta- 
bor, Naomi, Palestine, Pembroke, Raven Rock, Roseneath, 
Rowland, Shannon, Sherwood, Shiloh, Spies, Summerville, 
Wild wood, Cameron — 31. 

Rev. E. L. Siler, D. D., was elected Moderator and 
Rev. S. K. Phillips, Temporary Clerk. 

The Committees on Arrangements and Orders made 
the following report which was adopted: 

I. Hours for daily sessions: 9:00 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.; 2:00 
p. m. to 5:00 p. m.; 7:30 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

II. Wednesday: (a) That Presbytery take recess at 10:45 a. m. 
to prepare for the communion service. 

(b) 11:00 a. m. Presbytery hear a sermon by Rev. G. F. 



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Kirkpatrick; to be followed by the communion service. 
The communion service to be admisistered by Rev. W. 
M. Fairley, D. D., and Rev. L. A. McLaurin, assisted by 
the following- ruling elders: H. M. Pinkston, J. H. Campbell, D. 
A. Patterson, M. C. McDonald, D. B. Currie^ O. L. Johnson, D. M. 
Fairley, James Pearsall, Dr. J. W. McNeill, L. Mclnnis, Dr. Thom- 
as Stamps, and J. D. Monroe. 

(c) That the first order of the afternoon be the centennial 
celebration of Galatia church, and that an hour and a half be 
devoted to these exercises. 

(d) That the second order be to hear the report on Schools 
and Colleges, at which time the Presbytery will hear Rev. W. M. 
Hunter on behalf of our educational institutions for fifteen minutes. 

(c) That the night session be devoted to a popular meet- 
ing in the interest of Presbytery's Home Missions, Rev. A. R. 
McQueen in charge. 

III. Thursday: 

(a) That the first order be to read the report of the Stew- 
ardship Committee. 

(b) That the second order be the report on Foreign Mis- 
sions. 

(c) That the third order to be the report on revision of the 
Manual. 

IV. That the other committees report at their convenience. 
Respectfully Submitted 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:30 a. m. 

Second Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9:00 a. m. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The following standing Committees w|ere appointed: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

I. Bills and Overtures: Rev. Messrs. C. B. Craig, chairman, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, Ruling Elders D. A. Patterson, D. B. Currie arid 
W. A. Thompson. 

II. Calls and Supplies: RevT Messrs. L. A. McLaurin, chairman, 



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R. G. Matheson, and Ruling Elders John McLeod, J. G Wright, 
D. D. Black, and J. H. Campbell. 

III. Nominations: Rev. Messrs. L. Smith, chairman, J. F. 
Menius, and Ruling Elders H. C. Cameron, J. D. Stewart and C. 
H. Graham. 

IV. Judicial: Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, chairman, D. L. 
Jones, and Ruling Elders W. S. Bailey, M. C. McDonald, and James 
Pearsall. \ 

V. Arrangements and Orders: Rev. Messrs. R. A. McLeod, E. B. 
Carr, and Ruling Elder Alex Leslie. 

VI. Minutes of the General Assembly: Rev. R. G. Matheson, 
chairman, F. M. Bain. Ruling Elders C. S. Ray, J. B. Warwick, 
and Joe Dooley. 

VII. Printed Minutes of Presbytery: Rev. G. W. Hanna, chair- 
man, and Ruling Elders E. C. Matheson and J. W. Sinclair. 

VIII. Leave of Absence: Rev. Messrs. D. L. Jones, W. L. 
Foley, and Ruling Elders H. M. Pinkston, M. HcL. Kelly, and J. 
M. Blue. 

A communication from the stated clerk of the General 
Assembly was read and referred to the Committee on 
minutes of the Assembly. 

A communication from Rev. C. C. Carson was read 
and referred to Judicial Committee. 

A communication from Assembly's Stewardship Com- 
mittee was read and referred to the Presbytery's Stew- 
ardship Committee. 

A communication from Rev. L. E. Wells was referred 
to Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Rev. L. E. Wells was granted permission to labor out 
side of the bounds of Presbytery until the spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

A communication from Dr. E. C. Murray was referred 
to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

On motion, Presbytery voted that when it adjourn, 
adjournment be taken to meet at the call of the Modera- 
tor at the meeting of Synod. 

A statement from Presbytery's Treasurer was re- 
ceived as information. 



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The Trustees of Presbytery were instructed to execute 
a deed of transfer from the Presbytery to Mr. C. L. Bailey 
for a parcel of land formerly secured for Wildwood 
Church, but never used. The stated clerk is instructed to 
notify Mr. Chas. Rose, chairman of Presbytery's Board of 
Trustees. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. W. M. 
Fairley, D. D., as pastor of the Raeford Church, reported 
this duty performed on May 17, 1925. This report was 
received and approved. 

Presbytery voted to approve Church Paper Week and 
instructed its pastors to bring this matter to the attention 
of their congregations and auxiliaries. 

The report of the Special Committee to select a suit- 
able man for the Church of the Covenant and Fort Bragg 
work was received and referred to the Home Missions 
Committee. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg was granted permission to labor out 
of the bounds of the Presbytery until the next fall meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk's report on absentees at the fall 
meeting of Presbytery was referred to the Committee on 
leave of absence. 

The Stated Clerk's report on vacancies was referred to 
the Committee on Nominations. 

Rev. W. A. Nicholson offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Church in the Pines and Lakeside Church and re- 
quested that the pastoral relation be dissolved. The 
churches concurring, the resignation was accepted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved. 

Rev. W. A. Nicholson was granted permission to labor 
outside of the bounds of Presbytery until the spring 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The following action with reference to the Presby- 
terian Standard was adopted: 

"That Fayetteville Presbytery commend The Standard 
and lay its claims before our people." 



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A Report from Licentiate D. A. Blue was received 
and approved and referred to Rev. C. B. Craig, chairman 
of the Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief for answer. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., President of Flora Mac- 
donald College, presented a very important paper which 
was referred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 
Dr. Vardell was heard for ten minutes on this paper. 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install as 
pastor of the Pinehurst church, Licentiate W. M. Mac- 
Leod, reported this duty performed on May 31, 1925. The 
report was adopted. 

Presbytery took recess until 11:00 a. m. to prepare 
for the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 a. m. and heard the 
Presbyterial sermon preached by Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
text II Kings 2:12, first clause. The sermon was followed 
by the Communion Service, conducted by Rev. L. A. 
McLaurin and Rev. W. M. Fairley, D. D. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

Second Day — Afternoon 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 p. m. and engaged in 
the observance of the Centennial Celebration of the Ga- 
latia Church, at which time an historical sketch of the 
church was read by Rev. R. A. McLeod. Messages of 
greetings were brought by Mr. N. D. M. Clark, from 
the mother church, Longstreet; by Rev. Martin Ray, 
from the members who have gone out from the church; 
by Dr. E. L. Siler, from the Presbytery, and an address 
on the development of the Presbyterian church by Dr. 
W. M. Fairley. 

Presbytery took recess for live minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 4:15 p. m. 

The privilege of the floor was granted to Mr. Martin 
A. Patterson who presented Presbytery a copy of the 
history of Sandy Grove Church. 



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The following report of the Historical Committee was 
received and adopted: 

We recommend that Presbytery accept, with thanks, the his- 
tories of Galatia and Sandy Grove Churches, and that the Stated 
Clerk be instructed to file these in the archives of the Presbytery. 

E. L. SILER, Chairman. 

Ruling Elder L. A. McGeachy made a verbal report 
on the Men's Work, which was received as information. 

Rev. W. M. Hunter, of Concord Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
member. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges 
was received. Pending the adoption of this report, Rev. 
W. M. Hunter was heard in an address on Religious 
Education. The report as adopted is as follows : 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges submits the follow- 
ing report: 

We are sorry to report that there has been a very decided 
slowing down in the payment of the pledges in the Million Dollar 
and the Six Hundred Thousand Dollar Campaign. Davidson College 
reminds us* of the fact that she has gone ahead in good faith and 
prepared a program on the basis of these pledges* There is still 
due the college some $80,000 in the Million Dollar Campaign, and 
some $300,000 in the Six Hundred Thousand Dollar Campaign, and 
what is true of Davidson is likewise true of all our schools and col- 
leges. A large number of the 96 churches in Fayetteville Presby- 
tery pledged ten percent of the collections for Benevolent Causes to 
aid our schools and colleges. At present only 19 of the 96 churches 
have contributed anything. Our churches have been apportioned 
$9993.00 In the last six months they have paid only $515.61. 

Your Committee presents the following recommendations: 

1. That all pledges now due in both Campaigns be paid in full 
without delay. V 

2. That each and every church follow the budget plan. 

3. That this Court pray collectively and individually that God 
may continue to bless the work of our schools and colleges. 

4. That the following resolutions be ' adopted : 

Resolved, by Fayetteville Presbytery, Wilmington and Orange 
concurring: 

First, that the number of trustees of Flora MacDonald College 



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as elected by each of the controlling 1 Presbyteries be reduced from 
twelve to nine. 

Second, that of these nine, three shall be nominated by their 
respective auxiliaries and this nomination be confirmed by their 
respective Presbyteries. 

Third, that one trustee shall be nominated from time to time 
by the Alumnae Association and such nomination shall be confirmed 
by Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Fourth, that the new Board shall be constituted by two of the 
men from each of the three classes now serving and three women 
from the members now constituting the Advisory Board, one 
woman being assigned to each of the three classes. 

Fifth, that the president of the college is hereby directed to 
take such steps for the amendment of the charter of the college 
as are made necessary by these resolutions. 

Sixth, when such legal steps have been taken as may be nec- 
essary to perfect this action the President of the College is directed 
to call the Board together for organization and election of officers 
and this must be done within three months after the legal steps 
have been consummated. 

Seventh, that the Advisory Board of Women be abolished. 

Eighth, that the following Trustees of Flora MacDonald College 
be retained: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Hon. A. W. McLean, E. H. 
Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Edwin Morgan, Ernest Graham. 

Ninth, that the following ladies be elected to serve as regular 
trustees of Flora MacDonald College: Mrs. W. A. West, to serve 
one year; Mrs. J. R. Page, Aberdeen, two years; Mrs. D. H. Shaw, 
Laurinburg, three years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

It was made the first order of the night session to re- 
ceive Mr. Wm. Little under the care of Presbytery, as a 
candidate for the ministry. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 p. m. 

Second Day—Night 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 p. m. 

The first order of the day was taken from the docket. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made report, recommending that Mr.Wm.F.F. Little 
from Rex Church be taken under the care of Presbytery 
as a candidate for the ministry. This report was approved 



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and after the usual examination, which was satisfactory, 
Mr. Little was received as a candidate for the ministry 
and enrolled. 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions made the 
following report which was received. Pending the adop- 
tion of the report, a popular meeting in the interest of the 
Home Mission work, laying emphasis on the Sunday School 
in the mission fields, was held. 

The recommendations were taken up seriatim and 
adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 

The following groups are supplied by men receiving aid from 
Home Mission funds of the Presbytery: Flat Branch, McPherson, 
Spence Chapel, Lillington, Sunny Side, Bensalem, Pinehurst, Rock 
Branch, Benson, Fairmont, and Manchester. During the past six 
months all these fields have been regularly supplied with the ex- 
ception of Fairmont group, which has been vacant and the Benson 
field, which has been supplied during the summer months by candi- 
dated J. S. Johnson, Jr. The Fairmont field will shortly secure 
a pastor, and the superintendent is in correspondence with a man 
for the Benson group. 

The workers in these fields have supplied 32 organized churches, 
4 mission stations, and preached 411 sermons. There were 70 
professions of faith in the Saviour, 72 additions to the church on 
examination, and 30 by letter. No Sabbath schools were organized, 
but one church was organized in the Sunny- Side group, one church 
was erected at Flowers, and a manse completed at Providence 
Chapel in the Spence Field. 

Satisfactory work has been done in all of these fields, and 
the outlook in some of them is most encouraging. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Rev. Geo. F. Mason serve as stated supply the Bensa- 
lem, Elise, Eagle Springs and Spies Churches from fall meeting of 
Presbytery 1925 to spring meeting of Presbytery 1926 on terms 
as heretofore agreed upon by Home Mission Committee, Presby- 
tery, Churches and Rev. Geo. F. Mason. 

2. That Presbytery accept the resignation of Rev. R. E. Hen- 
derlite of the Spence-Wildwood group, and the churches of this 
field be requested in co-operation with superintendent of Home 
missions to secure a suitable man for that field as soon as practi- 
cable, and that the salary be raised to $2,000, and manse to be se- 
cured as follows: from the fields $300, from Fresbytery's Home 
Mission fund $1200; from Synod mission fund $500; our appropria- 
tion to be allotted equally to each church and to the mission points 
Providence and Flowers — giving to every one $300. 



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3. That Roseneath Church be, by a commission of Presbytery, 
dissolved, if the way is clear, and all money appropriated from 
Building fund or set apart from any other source for that church 
be placed in the hands of Presbytery's treasurer to be used to com- 
plete other church buildings as Wildwood, Flowers or whatever may 
be lacking in the completion of the manse at Providence Chapei. 
The Commission to be composed of A. R. McQueen, chairman, L. 
Smith, ; J. F. Menius and Elder James Pearsail. 

4. That we re-imburse Rev. R. E. Henderlite for the amount 
he spent of his own money on the! manse at Providence Chapel — 
amount $100 — from Building Fund. 

5. That Presbytery approve the requests for appropriations from 
Synod's Home Mission Fund of $1400 for year Oct. 1, 1925, to Oct. 
1, 1926, for mission work in our bounds. 

6. That Superintendent Smith be granted a vacation of two 
weeks to be taken at his pleasure. 

7. That $275 be loaned to Elise High School when /usual condi- 
tions are met for their equipment from Gilbert Memorial Fund. 

8. That $19.00 be paid Rev. A. T. Lassiter for insurance prem- 
ium for policy on Wildwood Church, and $5.70 for balance due on 
building of same. 

9. The Home Mission Committee recommends that the follow- 
ing report of special committees be adopted. 

Your special committee appointed to select a suitable man for 
Church of the Covenant and Fort Bragg work would report that 
Rev. A. M. Wood, a Congregational Minister residing at Southern 
Pines, N. C, can be secured for this work. He has preached sev- 
eral times for this church and is acceptable to the ongregation and 
community. He seems to be a man who is sound in faith and 
zealous in service. 

Your committee recommends that the Church of the Covenant 
and Mt. Carmel church be allowed to employ Mr. Wood for six 
months as Stated Supply, and that the appropriation from the 
Home Mission funds made to this field at the last stated meeting 
of the Presbytery be^ continued for another six months. 

A. R. McQUEEN:, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on the Revision of the 
Manual was made the third order of tomorrow. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. Dr. W. E. 
Hill, to meet tomorrow morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

Third Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9:15 a. m. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. W. M. MacLeod. 



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The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The Committee on minutes of Presbytery made the 
following report which was received and adopted : 

Your committee on printed minutes would report that we have 
carefully examined the printed minutes submitted to us by the 
Stated Clerk, comparing the printed with the official written copy, 
and that we find the printed an exact copy of the written copy 
which was approved by Presbytery. 

We therefore recommend that the printed copy be the official 
minutes of our Presbytery. 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

Licentiate D. McL. McDonald presented a written re- 
port which was received and approved. 

Reports of Commissioners to the Assembly, Rev. 
Messrs. E. B. Carr, R. G. Matheson and A. R. McQueen, 
were received and approved and their diligence com- 
mended. 

The Committee on Stewardship made the following 
report which was received and approved: 

Your Committee on Stewardship submits the following Recom- 
mendations : 

1. That the Presbytery's quota of the expenses of Synod's 
Stewardship Committee be pro-rated among the churches, using 
the benevolent quota as a basis, aud that the Home Missions Com- 
mittee , of the Presbytery underwrite the amount apportioned to 
the Presbytery by the Synod. 

2. That Synod's Secretary of Stewardship be requested to pre- 
pare a table of apportionments showing the amount apportioned 
for each cause and to send a copy to each pastor and 'church 
treasurer, — this table to be made on the same percentage basis 
of distribution as last year. 

3. That all the Churches of the Presbytery be urged to divide 
their benevolent contributions according to this percentage basis, 
and forward the funds promptly to the treasurers of the several 
causes. 

4. That the quotas for Presbyterial Tax for the several church- 
es for the next year be the same as foil this year, with the addi- 
tion^ — Campbellton, $2.00. 

5. That Ruling Elder Alton Mclver, President of the men of the 
Presbytery, and Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Secretary of Stewardship, be 
chosen to represent the Presbytery at the Church-Wide Conference 



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at Chattanooga, Dec. 1-4, and that such other members of Presby- 
tery as are able be urged to attend this Conference. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Foreign Missions was 
docketed for the adjourned meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on the Revision of the Manual made 
report which was received and the recommendations 
taken up seriatim. The report was adopted and is as 
follows : 

The Committee on Revision of the Manual submitted the follow- 
ing report: 

We recommend: 

1. The adoption of the amendments herein proposed. (See New- 
Manual.) 

2. That the Stated Clerk be directed to have 1,000 copies printed. 

3. That he be directed to mail one copy to every minister and 
clerk of session as soon as the printing is completed, and there- 
after to bring to every stated meeting of the Presbytery a number 
sufficient to meet the needs of the Presbytery. 

R. A. McLEOD, Chairman. 

Dr. H. C. Hammond, of Wilmington Presbytery, was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as t a visiting 
member. 

Presbytery took recess until 11 :00 a. m. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 a. m. and heard a ser- 
mon by Dr. H. C. Hammond on Luke 1:1-4, on the subject 
of the "Credibility of the Gospel of Luke. ,, 

The Permanent Committee on Bible Cause reported as 
follows, which was received and adopted : 

This is one of the great causes of the church — the distributing 
of Bibles. We all realize that if the people would read their Bibles 
more and pray more there would be better times. 

There was a little falling off in contributions to this cause last 
year: only 68 of the 96 churches in the' Presbytery (contributed. 
There was $521.00 contributed last year. 

May we as ministers and elders lay greater stress on Bible 
reading and prayer. 

A. T. LASSITER, Chairman| 



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The Permanent Committee on Orphans' Home reported 
as follows, which was received and adopted : 

Your Committee on Orphanage at Barium Springs submits the 
the following report: 

At the close of August our Presbytery had contributed the 
sum of $385.94, an average of 3 cents per member, while we 
should have contributed $7,224.00 an average of 56 cents per mem- 
ber. As a large part of our contribution to this cause is raised 
during the fall months of the year, the situation is not so bad as 
at first glance might appear. 

At present there are 360 children in the Orphanage, that be- 
ing its capacity, and all departments are in splendid condition, 
with the exception of two, the school and the church. 

The school was built over ten years ago when there were a 
hundred and forty less children than at present. This increase 
has resulted in much overcrowding. Every room in the school 
building is used both in the morning and afternoon for different 
classes with five other rooms on the campus besides. A movement 
is now under way to remedy this condition by the building of 
a primary school building and money will no doubt be provided 
for this purpose. 

As to the church it is very much overcrowded. The normal 
congregation is 500. It is not an unusual thing to have 700 people 
to try to attend the church service. For the past year the chil- 
dren under eight have been allowed to go home to their cottages 
and not attend the church service. This is a very unfortunate 
situation and should be remedied as soon as possible, either an 
addition to the present building, or by the putting up of a new 
church. 

Our Orphanage will no doubt participate in the Duke Founda- 
tion. It should be clearly understood that the money from this 
source should not in any sense take the place of money contributed 
through the regular channels. Unless this is clearly understood 
the money received from the Duke Foundation will be a hindrance 
rather than a help, in that so many churches and people will take 
it for granted that it is doing for the Orphanage all that is needed 
in a financial way. As a matter of fact the total amount that can 
be expected from this source is about $10,000.00 a year. 

I wish to state that there is a movement on foot to secure a 
field worker; First, to keep in touch with the applications that are 
made for entrance, to investigate them and see that only deserving 
cases enter; Second, to keep in touch with families of children 
after they have entered; Third, to keep in touch with children after 
they leave the Orphanage. 

It is hoped too to put in operation, in a limited way, what is 
called "mother's aid." This is a movement to relieve conditions 



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in homes by furnishing financial help to mothers rather than 
taking the children into the Orphanage. It is thought that this 
departure may be financed through revenue received from the 
Duke Foundation, without adding any extra burden on the church. 

We recommend; First, that Pastors and Sessions keep the 
support of our Orphanage before their people so that every dollar 
apportioned to this Presbytery be contributed to this worthy 
cause. 

Second, that we show our abiding interest in our homeless 
children by contributing liberally during the Thanksgiving season. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES B. BLACK, 
E. B. CARR. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to notify the com- 
missioners of the General Assembly, who have not re- 
ported, to make a report to the Presbytery at the ad- 
journed meeting. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS 

Flat Branch, A. R. McQueen; Priest Hill School House, A. R. 
McQueen; Horseshoe, L. Smith; Phillipi, C. E. Clarke; Shiloh, L. 
Smith; Dundarrach, C. M. Gibbs; Four Oaks v A. T. Lassiter; Provi- 
dence Chapel, W. M. Fairley; Union, A. T. Lassiter; Vass, A. T. 
Lassiter; Midway, W. L. Foley; Raven Rock, L. Smith; Leaflet, F. 
M. Bain; Buies Creek, S. K. Phillips; Carthage, W. E. Hill; Jack- 
son Springs, E. E. Gillespie. 

The Commission appointed to organize a church at 
Campbellton made the following report which w(as re- 
ceived and adopted and the Campbellton Church enrolled. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE CHURCH AT 
CAMPBELLTON MISSION 

The Commission met at Campbellton Second Sunday of July, 
1925, at 3:30 p. m. Present: Rev. D. L. Jones, Rev. W. E. Hill 
and Ruling Elders Chas. Rankin and S. H. Williamson. A sermon 
was preached by Rev. D. L. Jones and letters presented for fifty- 
three members, all from First Church, Fayetteville. Joseph Dooley 
and Charles Clark were elected, ordained and installed ^Ruling El- 
ders; and Marshall Atkinson, Furman Powers and John Williams, 
Deacons. i 

W. E. HILL, Clerk. 



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The Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence re- 
ported as follows which was received and adopted : 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence recommends that the 
following be excused for absence: 

1. From this whole meeting of Presbytery: Rev. Messrs. I. 
N. Clegg, H. C. McPherson, E. C. Murray and L. E. Wells and G. E. 
Moorehouse. C 

2. For Tardiness: Rev. Messrs. J. B. Black, A. T. Lassiter, and 
Ruling Elders H. M. John, E. L. McNeill, J W. McNeill, J. H. 
Priest, Jno. T. Shaw, W. C. Smith, H D. Keith. 

3. After Wednesday morning: Rev. C. H. Rowan and Ruling 
Elders O. L. Johnson, Marcus Smith, H. M. Pinkston. 

4. After Wednesday afternoon: Ruling Elders J. Blue, J. M. 
Bulla, R. C. Byrd, J. M. Cameron, J. R. Jackson, A. McArtan, 
Alex McNeill, Angus McNeill, J. W. McNeill, Edwin Morgan, R. 
Morrison, Jas. Pearsall, C. C. Price, D. C. S. Shaw, J. G. Shaw, 
J. T. Shaw, A D. Taylor 

5. After Wednesday night's session: Rev. Messrs. W. A. Nich- 
olson and Neill Mclnnis, J. F. Menius, G. W. Hanna and Ruling 
Elders H. C. Cameron, Sam Dilling, S. W. Brown, H. A. McCallum, 
W. J. McDiarmid, M. C. McDonald, N. A. Mclnnis, Geo. W. Mc- 
intosh, Sandy McNeill, E. C. Matheson, J. H. Priest, C. S. Ray, 
J. D. Stewart, J. W. Wilkins. 

6. After Thursday morning: Rev. Messrs. C. E. Clarke, E. L. 
Siler, F. M. Bain; and Ruling Elders M. McL. Kelly, H. D. Keith, 
J. H. McPhail, D. A. Patterson, Leander Lee, W. S. Bailey. 

Signed: D. L. JONES. 

Dr. G. E. Moorehouse was excused for non-attend- 
ance on this meeting of Presbytery, and on motion it was 
ordered that he be remembered in special prayer, at the 
close of the session for his recovery, and the Stated Clerk 
be instructed to inform Dr. Moorehouse of this action, 
and express to him the sincere sympathy of the Presby- 
tery in his affliction. 

The following resolution, presented by Rev. C. B. Craig 
on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Flora MacDonald 
College, was adopted: 

Whereas, in order to retain the standing as an "A" college 
Flora MacDonald College must have an endowment of $500,000.00. 

Whereas, it is not possible for the college with its present 
small endowment to meet its operating expenses. 



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The Board of Trustees of the college have decided to institute 
a campaign for Endowment funds. 

In order to procure the cash necessary, not to exceed $20,000.00, 
to finance this campaign the Board of Trustees asks Presbytery 
to allow them to use certain Endowment securities as collateral for 
this loan, such securities to be released by the first funds collected 
in this campaign. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was received and adopted: 

1. That A. L. James succeed himself as trustee of Davidson 
College. 

2. That G. W. Hanna, J. R. McQueen and M. C. McDonald suc- 
ceed themselves as trustees of Elise High School. 

3. (a) That Rev. Carl B. Craig be added to the Executive 
Home Mission Committee of the Presbytery; (b) That the follow- 
ing committees remain as they now are: Foreign Missions, Re- 
ligious. Education, Assembly's Home Missions — except that R. A. 
McLeod, G. E. Moorehouse and Elder L. Mclnnis be stricken from 
the Committee on General Assembly's Home Missions — leaving on 
that Committee W. E. Hill, C. E. Clark, J. B. Black, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick and Elder W. DeB. McEachin. 

4. That J. Alton Mclver be made chairman of Committee on 
Men's Work instead of Lock McGeachy, resigned. 

5. That W. L. Foley be placed on examining Committee of 
Theology in place of V. G. Smith, removed. 

6. That Stewardship Committee be composed of the following 
members, cutting down to seven: D. L. Jones, E. C. Murray, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius and Elders C. H. 
Graham and J. M. Wilson. 

7. That permanent Committees of Vacancy and Supply be as 
follows: L. Smith, chairman, S. K. Phillips and Elder J. W. 
McNeill. 

8. That the following constitute the Committee on Schools and 
Colleges: A. D. Carswell, G. W. Hanna, Neill Mclnnis, J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin and A. R. McEachin. 

9. That Rev. W. L. Foley be the preacher of Presbyterial ser- 
mon for the next stated meeting of Presbytery. Subject — The 
Work of the Holy Spirit. 

Approved by Committee, 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The following resolution with respect to the Parkton 
Church was adopted : 



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"Reports having come to the ears of Presbytery of ser- 
ious divisions and dissensions in the Parkton Church, the 
Moderator was instructed to appoint a Commission to 
visit said church, investigate its conditions, and take such 
action as it deems fit." 

The Moderator appointed the following Commission 
to visit the Parkton Church: Rev. Messrs. A. R. Mc- 
Queen, chairman, S. K. Phillips, D. L. Jones, with Ruling 
Elders H. M. Pinkston and Kenneth McDonald. 

The following Statistical report of the Presbytery was 
approved and sent to the Synod : 

1. Forty-five ministers, 97 churches, 2 licentiates, 23 candidates, 
12,321 communicants, and $257,358, aggregate of funds raised 
during the year ending March 31, 1925, being $49,242 less than was 
raised the year before. 

2. 1,055 members were added to the churches during the year, 
(a) On Examination 682, (b) on Certificates 373. 

3. Six ministers were received: R. E. Henderlite, October 16, 
1924; W. J. Hunneycutt and Neill Mclnnis, November 18, 1924; 
W. M. Fairley, D. D., G. F. Mason, and D. McD. Monroe,, April 22. 
1925. 

4. Two ministers were transferred: W. C. Brown to Concord, 
October 15, 1925; and V. G. Smith, D. D., to Kanawha, September 
15, 1925. 

3. One church organized: Campbellton (P. O. Fayetteville) 
July 12, 1925. 

6. One candidate received : W. F. F. Little, September 30, 1925. 

7. One candidate transferred: Edwin S. Coates to Pee Dee, 
June 4, 1925. 

8. Two ordinations: W. M. McLeod, May 31; L. G. Calhoun, 
September 15, 1925. 

9. Eight installations: Neill Mclnnis, Philadelphus and Mt. 
Tabor, December 14, 1924, and Pembroke, Dec. 21, 1924; W. M. 

Fairley, D. D., Raeford, May 17, 1925; D. McD. Monroe, Vass, 
Union, and Lakeview, May 24, 1925; W. M. MacLeod, Pinehurst, 
May 31, 1925. 

10. Six dissolutions of pastoral relations: M. D. McNeill, Vass 
April 22, 1925; V. G. Smith, D. D.; Parkton, Lumber Bridge, and 
Rex, September 15, 1925; W. A. Nicholson, Church in the Fines 
and Lakeside, September 30, 1925. 

11. Three licensures: W. M. MacLeod and L. G. Calhoun, April 
22, 1925; D. A. McL. McDonald, April 23, 1925. 



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12. Thirty-four ministers in charge of 97 churches; 28 pastors; 
3 Stated Supplies; 2 Evangelists; 2 Teachers; 2 Licentiates; 2 
Foreign Missionaries; 2 Infirm; 100 Sunday Schools, 80 Young 
Peoples Societies; 63 Women's Societies. 

13. Thirteen Churches vacant. 

1*1. $2858, average salary paid ministers in charge of churches. 

15. Twenty-six manses, aggregate value, $75,000. 

16. The next stated meeting of Presbytery at 

... on April 21, 1926. 

By order of Presbyter v. At Galatia Church, on October 1, 1925. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 

The following report of the Judicial Committee was 
received and adopted : 

Your Committee reports that in the matter of Rev. C. C. 
Carson, in which he requests that his name be placed again on the 
roll of ministers of the Presbytery, and that a letter of dismissal 
to West Huntsville, U. S. A., be granted, investigation show that 
he connected himself with a sister denomination, in whose ministry 
he labored for four years, without notifying the Presbytery. 

Your Committee therefore recommends that his request for re- 
instatement and dismissal be not granted for the reason that there 
is nothing in the correspondence that would show thhat he is not 
now a member of another denomination, and for the further fact 
that the Presbytery has no authority to reinstate the petitioner 
without a personal examination. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman, 

D. L. JONES. 

The committee on the Minutes of the General Assem- 
bly submitted the following report, which was adopted: 

1. The General Assembly sends down to the Presbyteries for 
their advice and consent an amendment to the Book of Church 
Order — (Paragraph 161) — as follows: That these words be added 
to the end of Paragraph 161 as revised: "This paragraph (161 > 
can be amended only by the same method as it prescribes for the 
amendment of the Confession of Faith and Catechisms of the 
Church." 

We recommend that this request be granted and the Presbytery 
vote for the amendent. 

2. The General Assembly asks the Presbyteries to vote on the 
change of the church year, and recommends the form of the vote: 



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(a) Those opposed to the change to vote, That the church year re- 
main as it formerly was — April 1 — March 31st. (b) Those favor- 
ing the change vote, That the action of the last General Assembly 
changing the church year to conform to the calendar year be 
approved. 

We recommend that this vote be taken as requested at this 
meeting of the Presbytery or at the Spring meeting, as the Presby- 
tery may desire. 

3. Your Committee calls your attention to the action of the 
General Assembly designating October 25th, Reformation Day, 
also the time for taking a special offering for Protestant Relief in 
Europe and the Lord's Day Alliance, and that the offering be divided 
80 per cent to Protestant Relief and 20 per cent to the Lord's Day 
Alliance, and that these funds be sent to Miss Margaret Vance, 
Nashville, Tenn., the treasurer of these funds. 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

On motion it was ordered that the Presbytery proceed 
at once to take the vote on the change of the church year. 
The Presbytery voted, That church year remain as it was 
formerly April 1st to March 31st. 

Rev. D. McD. Monroe was designated by Presbytery to 
remain and preach at Galatia church next Sunday 
morning. 

The folowing resolution of thanks was adopted by 
a rising vote: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to express its 
hearty appreciation of the genuine hospitality of the 
people of Galatia. It has been a great pleasure to be 
here during their centennial celebration. We congratu- 
late this historic church on the splendid record of the 
past, pray God's richest blessing upon pastor and people 
and the great work in which they are now engaged. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have the usual 
number of copies of minutes of Presbytery and Docket 
printed. 

The hour from 10 to 11 a. m. of the third day of 
the spring meeting of Presbytery was set apart for the 
consideration of the Report on the Narrative. 



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The following report was submitted by the Commit- 
tee on Christian Education and ministerial Relief, which 
was received and adopted : 

The cause of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief dur- 
ing the past year suffered a decided decrease financially. This 
necessitated cutting the aid of candidates to maximum of $175, 
except in extreme cases; it also decreased funds given ministers 
and widows to very minimum. It is encouraging to note that 
the supply of candidates is increasing. We have in this Presby- 
tery 23 candidates for ministry and 2 for medical missions. Aid is 
being granted through committees to one minister and five widows. 

WE RECOMMEND: 

1. That pastors and officers call attention of their churches 
to the very urgent need of paying their respective apportionments 
to this cause. 

2. That all candidates be urged to select courses of study pre- 
scribed by all our church colleges as pre-theological. 

3. That aid be granted Rev. R. E. Henderlite to maximum 
amount. 

4. That aid be granted to the following students: 

Graduate student: Rev. L. G. Calhoun, $175. 

Candidates: Chas. F. McRae; Duncan Buie; R. B. Green, J. W. 
Bracey, and J. M. Murray, $175 each. DeWitt F. Helm and Dixon 
McDonald, $200. A. B. Williford, J. L. McLean, W. L. McLeod, 
$150 each. Miss Gertrude Caddell, from Student Loan Fund $150. 
From Donaldson Loan Fund, that J. F. Hardison, Thos. Ellis, and J. 
W. Morris request be granted $100 each from Trustees of Fund. 
That from Donaldson Fund, Misses Eula Maxwell, Bernice R. Max- 
well, Pearl Helm, Tere McMillan, Vera F. Collier, Mae Gilmore 
request be made for $75 each from Trustees. That Miss Mar- 
garet Harrington request be made for $100 from Donaldson Fund 
Trustees. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

The f olowing resolution was adopted : 

Resolved that the following special committee be appointed to 
investigate the advisability of publishing a Presbyterial Maga- 
zine: Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, W. E. Hill, S. K. Phillips, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. W. Hanna, and R. A. McLeod. 

The place of next meeting was docketed for the ad- 
journed meeting. The minutes of today's session were 
read and approved. The roll was called and absentees 
noted. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and bene- 



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diction by Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick — special prayer being 
offered for Dr. G. E. Moorehouse — to meet in adjourned 
session at Synod at Mooresville, N. C., at the call of the 
Moderator. 

S. K. PLILLIPS, Temporary Clerk, 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk, 

E. L. SILER, Moderator. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Mooresville, N. C, Oct. 14, 1925. 

According to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery 

met in The First Church, Mooresville, N. C, at the call of 
the Moderator. The meeting was called to order by Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, the last Moderator present, and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. R. G. Matheson. 

The following were enrolled: 

Ministers: D. McD. Monroe, G. F. Kirkpatrick, L. A. 
McLaurin, F. M. Bain, C. B. Craig, R. G. Matheson, R. A. 
McLeod, W. L. Foley, S. K. Phillips, C. M. Gibbs, A. T. 
Lassiter, J. F. Menius, R. E. Henderlife, G. W. Hanna, 
and A. D. Carswell. 

Ruling Elders: W. M. Roberts, Red Springs; Ryan 
McBryde, Bethel ; Dr. P. B. Hall, Pembroke ; L. L. Wood- 
ley, Lakeview; K. A. McDonald, Big Rockfish; McLean 
Campbell, Raeford; N. B. McDonald, Flat Branch; J. A. 
Ilodgin, Antioch. 

Sardis Church was chosen as the place of the next 
stated meeting of Presbytery. Presbytery to be the guest 
of the Sardis-Duke group of churches. 

The Stated Clerk reported that the commissioners to 
the last General Assembly, not having reported to Pres- 
bytery, had been notified to report, according to the order 
of Presbytery. 

Ruling Eider A. R. McEachern and Dr. V. G. Smith 
reported attendance at the General Assembly, which re- 
ports were approved and these representatives commend- 
ed for their diligence. 

A communication was received from Rev. A. T. Las- 
siter concerning the Roseneath Fund and was referred 
to the Home Mission Committee with power to act. 



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Mr. John Pender McBryde of the Sardis church was 
introduced to Presbytery and asked to be taken under 
the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the minis- 
try, proper recommendations having been presented, and 
after the usual examination which was satisfactory, Mr. 
McBryde was received as a candidate for the ministry 
and enrolled. Mr. McBryde's request for a loan of $150 
was approved. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made the follow- 
lowing report which was received and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Your committee on Foreign Missions would report as follows: 

Out of a total of 97 congregations in Fayetteville Presbytery 
up to September 30th only 48 have paid anything to the Foreign 
Mission program, leaving 49 churches which have made no con- 
tribution. 

The 48 contributing congregations have paid for the first half 
of the present church year a total of $6,005.83 as compared with 
a total last year for the whole year of $21,779. From this it 
appears that we have contributed less than one-third of the total 
for last year. 

In order to stimulate interest in the Foreign Missions of our 
church we recommend that as for as practicable pastors . introduce 
the study of missions in their respective congregations. 

In order that funds may be forthcoming with which to defray 
the expenses of the work we recommend that pastors and sessions 
do all possible to secure a more prompt payment to foreign mis- 
sion committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery was adjourned by prayer to meet at the call 
of the Moderator. 

Mooresville, N. C, Oct. 16, 1925. 

Presbytery met according to adjournment, at the call 
of the Moderator, the First Church, Mooresville, N. C, 
and was opened with prayer. 

There being no business Presbytery adjourned with 



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prayer, to meet at Sardis Church, Linden, N. C, April 
20, 1926, at 8:00 P. M. 

C. B. CRAIG, Moderator, 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

Foreign Missions — G. W. Hanna, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, 
J. M. Wilson and M. C. McDonald. 
Religious Education: 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools— S. K. Phillips, A. T. Lassiter, J. F. 
Menius, L. A. McGeachy and Chas. Rankin. ; 
Sec. II. Y. P. Work— L. A. McLaurin, A. D. Carswell, W. L. 
Foley, Ernest Graham and M. A. Clark. 

Assembly's Home Missions — W. E. Hill, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. 
E. Clark, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — D. L. Jones. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion — G. E. Moorehouse, M. D. Mc- 
Neill, G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on the Narrative — G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause — A. T. Lassister, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bov/den. 

6. Orphan's Home— J. B. Black, E. B. Carr and A. T. McCallum. 

7. Woman's Work— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewartship — D. L. Jones, E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. H. Graham and J. M. Wilson. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee — J. A. McGeachy, L. Mclnnis, L. J. Gran- 
tham. 

11. Evangelization — L. Smith, Fairley Murray and D. S. Currie. 

12. Men's Work— J. Alton Mclver, Edgar Hall, 0. L. Johnston, J. 
M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. 

13. Synod's Home Missions — R. A. McLeod, L. Smith, E. H. Wil- 
liamson. 

14. Schools and Colleges — A. D. Carswell, G. W. Hanna, Neill 
Mclnnis, J. W. McLauchlin and A. R. McEachin. 

15. Chairman on Assembly's Minutes — R. G. Matheson. 
18. Chairman on Synod's Minutes — R. E. Henderlite. 

17. Vacancy and Supply— L. Smith, S. K. Phillips and J. W. Mc- 
Neill. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
V. R. Gaston, Kenneth McCaskill. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
C. E. Clarke, R. A. MeLeod. 



3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, C. H. Rowan, 
D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, E. C. Mur- 
ray and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, D. McD. Monroe and D. Ly Jones. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, E. C. Murray, A. R. McQueen, W. M. 
Fairley, and W. L. Foley. 

7. Church Government — L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, G. W. Hanna, 
Carl B. Craig. 

8. Ecclessiastical History — R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, W. E. Hill. 



COLLECTIONS AS ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Every-Member Canvass Plan, by which each member shall 
contribute regularly — weekly if practicable — to all the causes, is 
earnestly recommended by the General Assembly. 

But in case this is not convenient or practicable, the Assembly 
designates the following months for collections for the several 
causes, and for giving emphasis as an educational means: 
Foreign Missions — May, October, and Self-Denial Week in Feb- 
ruary; Treasurer, E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
Home Missions — June and November; Treasurer, A. N. Sharpe, 1522 

Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — April and December; 
Treasurer, John Stites, Fifth and Market Streets, Louisville. 
Kentucky. 

Sabbath School Extension — March; Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 

North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause — September; Treasurer, Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York, N. Y. 
Special Collection in Sabbath Schools — First Sabbath in October; 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Treasurer, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. Offering to be made at convenience of churches. 



COLLECTIONS ORDERED BY SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

January and July and Second Sabbath in June by the Sunday 
School — Synodical Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, D. D., Greensboro, N. C. 

March — Educational Institutions; Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, David- 
son, N. C. 

June (one Sabbath), and every fourth Sabbath, by all the Sunday 
Schools — Orphan's Home; Treasurer, Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

September (one Sabbath), Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary; Treasurer, W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

February — Presbyterial Home Missions; Treasurer, Rev. E. C. 
Murray, D. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. D. L. Jones, Moderator , Hope Mills, N. C. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Hope Mills, N. C. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk Erwin, N. C. 

Rev. D. McD. Monroe, Temporary Clerk Vass, N. C. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, Treasurer St. Pauls, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1926— E. L. Siler. 
Exit Fall, 1927— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1928— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall, 1929— A. L. James. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1926— Rev. C. B. Craig, J. W. Monroe, A. B. Cameron. 
Exit Fall, 1927— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, Mel. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1928— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. 0. 

McClelland. 
Exit Fall, 1919— Rev. G. W. Hanna, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. C. E. Clarke. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1927— Rev. C. B. Craig, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc- 
Lean, Rev. A. R. McQueen, John M. Brown. 

Exit Spring, 1928-^E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest 
Graham, W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring, 1929— A. L. Bullock, McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. 
McCain. 

Trustee at Large — S. B. McLean. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, J. H. Culbreth, Chas. Rankin, D. G. 
McKeithan, J. Frank Steadman, J. W. McLauchlin, M. M. 
Pinkston, Rev. A. R. McQueen, C. G. Rose, C. C. McAllister. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1927— J. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue. 

Exit Spring, 1928— Alex-Campbell. 

Exit Spring, 1929— S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, C. E. Clarke, W. M, Fairley, 
E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin, C. B. Craig, S. K. Phillips, 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — C. H. Rowan, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, A. M. Fairley and A. W. McLean. 

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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, January 5, 1926. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian 
Church at 12 o'clock, noon, and was called to order by 
Rev. C. E. Clarke, the last moderator present, and opened 
with prayer by Dr. W. E. Hill. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. Smith, W. M. Fairley, 
D. D., F. M. Bain, W. E. Hill, D. D., V. R. Gaston, R. A. 
McLeod, D. McD. Monroe, C. E. Clarke, and D. L. Jones. 

Ruling Elders: Chas. Rankin, Fayetteville First; and 
J. Alton Mclver, Carthage. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Maxton, N. C, December 16, 1925. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call a special meeting- of Fayetteville Presbytery, to convene in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, January 5, 1926, 
at 12 o'clock, noon, to transact the fcfllowing business, if the way 
be clear: 

1. To consider the request of Rev. W. E. Hill, D. D., for a dis- 
solution of the pastoral relation existing between him and the 
First Church Fayetteville, and grant him a letter of dismission 
to East Hanover Presbytery. 

2. To consider recommendations to be offered by the Execu- 
tive Committee of Home Missions. 

E. L. SILER, Moderator. 

Dr. W. E. Hill tendered his resignation as pastor of 
the First Church Fayetteville and asked that the pas- 
toral relation between him and said church be dissolved, 
in order to allow him to accept a call to the pastorate 
of the Second Church, Richmond, Va. The church was 
heard from through its representative, Mr. Chas. Rankin, 
who stated that the church very reluctantly concurred 
with Dr. Hill in his request for a dissolution of the pas- 
toral relations. After brief remarks by several mem- 



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bers of the Presbytery in appreciation of Dr. Hill and 
his work in the Presbytery and regret at his removal to 
another state, the request was granted and the pastoral 
relations dissolved. 

At his own request Dr. W. E. Hill was granted a 
letter of dismission to East Hanover Presbytery. 

Rev. A. M. Wood, a member of the Susquehanna As- 
sociation, New York Congregational Church, was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The next item of business was taken up and the fol- 
lowing recommendations from the Executive Committee 
of Home Missions were adopted: (Item 6 was adopted 
by a rising vote.) 

1. That all funds held by Rev. A. T. Lassiter collected from 
any source, and now belonging to Fayetteville Presbytery, be 
turned over to Presbyterial treasurer at once and credited by 
him to Building Fund of the Presbytery. 

2. That in view of the fact that we are largely in arrears 
in our finances for Home Missions and have had to borrow largely 
to pay our Home Mission workers promptly, we make a canvass to 
all churches of the Presbytery, so far as is wise, and earnestly 
request them to pay up their apportionments for Home Missoins 
by or before April 1, 1926, and that, to this end, the Men-of-the- 
Presbytery, led by their chairman, J. Alton Mclver, be enlisted to 
aid in this work, co-operating with the pastors and sessions of 
every church — this work to 1 be done in conjunction with the work 
of Loyalty Week, February 8th-14th, in the effort to bring all 
churches up to budget for all causes. 

3. That suitable literature including all the causes be gotten 
out by the Superintendent of Home Missions, together with Dr. 
W. M. Fairley and Mr. J. Alton Mclver, Chairman of men's work, 
and put in the hands of the Men-of-the-Presbytery to be used by 
them in their work of bringing* the churches of ciur Presbytery up"" \ 
to the apportionments for the different causes in this special- 
effort during Loyalty Week. 

4. That the President of Men-of-Presbytery, Mr. J. Alton Mc- 
lver, be, by virtue of his office, a member of the Home Missions 
Committee of the Presbytery and also a member of the special 
Executive Committee. 

5. That Mr. Dixon McDonald, a candidate at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, be requested to supply two Sabbaths per month from 
the seminary, the Spence group, provided that it be agreeable to 
those churches, and that the compensation therefor be $25.00 per 
visit. 



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6. That the request of Rev. A. M. Wood, supply of the Church 
of the Covenant group, to stop the payment to him of $900.00 per 
year from our Home Mission Fund be acceded to with thanks, 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the moderator. 

C. E. CLARKE, Moderator. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, March 4, 1926. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian 
Church at 12:30 p. m. and was called to order by Rev. 
R. A. McLeod, the last moderator present, and opened 
with prayer by Rev. S. K. Phillips. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C. M. Gibbs, L. Smith, W. J. Hunneycutt, 
L. A. McLaurin, S. K. Phillips, W. L. Foley, D. L. Jones, 
R. A. McLeod, C. B. Craig, and A. R. McQueen. 

Ruling Elders: C. G. Rose, First Church, Fayette- 
ville; and A. H. White, Center. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Maxtcjn, N. C, February 20, 1926. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special mieeting of Fayetteville Presbytery, to convene in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayettevile,, N. C, Thursday, March 
4th. 1926, at 12:30 p. m., to transact the following business, if 
the way be clear: 

1. To receive Rev. F. C. Symonds from the Presbytery of 
South Georgia and arrange for his installation as pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville. 

2. To attend to any matters which may arise in connection 
with the Home Mission Work of the Presbytery. 

Signed: E. L. SILER. Moderator. 

Rev, F. C. Symonds of the Presbytery of Southwest 
Georgia was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to 
sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. F. C. Symonds presented a letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Southwest Georgia to Fayetteville 
Presbytery. After the usual examination which was sus- 
tained as satisfactory, he was received into the Presby- 
tery and his name enrolled after signing the obligations 
required of its ministers. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 211 

A call from the First Presbyterian church of Fayette- 
ville for the pastoral service of Rev. F. C. Symonds for 
all his time at a salary of $4,000.00 per annum in weekly 
payments and the free use of the manse, was received, 
found in order and placed in his hands. Brother Symonds 
accepted the call and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him pastor of said church at 11 :00 a. m., 
Sunday, April 11, 1926: Rev. W. M. Fairley, D. D., to pre- 
side, preach the sermon and propound the constitution- 
al questions ; Rev. S. K. Phillips to charge the people and 
Ruling Elder J. W. McLauchlin to charge the pastor, 
with Ruling Elder L. A. McGeachy as alternate to Mr. 
McLauchlin. 

The Superintendent of Home Missions made the fol- 
lowing recommendation which was adopted: 

We recommend that $500 be appropriated from Presbytery's 
Building Fund to aid in building a manse for our three mission 
churches in Fayetteville — Comfort, Campbellton and South Fay- 
ette ville. 

L. SMITH, Superintendent. 
The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery closed with prayer by Rev. F. C. Symonds. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH STATED SES- 
SION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Linden, N. C., April 20, 1926. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
twenty-sixth stated session in the Sardis Presbyterian 
Church at 8:30 p. m. and was opened with a sermon by 
Rev. E. L. Siler, D. D., the retiring Moderator, from the 
text, Acts 20:35. 

The Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer 
by Dr. E. L. Siler. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill (2), C. G. Vardell, D. D. 
(2), G. T. Pace (2), L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, V. R. Gas- 
ton (2), A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, 
C. E. Clarke, G. E. Moorehouse, Ph. D., E. L. Siler, D. 
D., D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, E. C. 
Murray, D. D., J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Mathe- 
son, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, S. K. Phillips, 
F. M. Bain, Kenneth McCaskill, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Cars- 
well, C. H. Rowan, W. L. Foley (2), W. J. Hunneycutt, 
Neill Mclnnis, R. E. Henderlite, W T . M. Fairley, D. D., G. 
F. Mason, D. McD. Monroe, W. M. McLeod, F. C. Sy- 
monds, C. B. Ratchford. — 38. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; W. N. Alford, 
Ashpole; Preston Woodall, Benson; Lee Cameron, Bar- 
becue; J. C. McDume, Bensalem; W. J. McDiarmid (2), 
Bethel; J. W. Graham, Bethesda; M. D. Culbreth, Bis: 
Rockfish; Alexander McNeill (2), Bluff; R. C. Byrd, 
Bunnlevel; D. McDonald, Cameron; D. A. Huffin, Camer- 
on Hill; D. A. Wilkinson, (2), Center; B. F. Gibson (2), 
Church in the Pines; J. E. Elliot (2), Church of the 
Covenant; Daniel A. Blue, Culdee; D. Darroch, Cypress; 
L. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach; C. J. Smith, Dunn; James 
W. Hill, Elise; J. A. Campbell, Eagle Springs; Leander 
Lee, Ephesus; R. G. Hutcheson, Eureka; Chas. Rankin, 
Fayetteville First; N. B. McDonald, Flat Branch; D. J. 
Ray, Galatia; J. C. Williams (2), Godwin; G. W T . Hob- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTEKY 218 



son (2), Grove; A. J. Bain, Harnett; J. M. Wilson- 
Highland; Angus McNeill (2), Hebron; F. Culbreth (2), 
Hope Mills; C. C. Price (2), Iona; E. F. Murray (2), 
Laurel Hill; Lacy Currie, Jackson Springs; Edwin Mor- 
gan (3), Lakeside; Angus Blue, Laurinburg; 0. L. John- 
son, Lillington; E. L. Hawley, Leaflet; N. D. M. Clark, 
Long Street ; Dr. Thomas Stamps, Lumber Bridge ; H. M. 
McAllister, Lumberton; J. Lacy McLean, Maxton; G. L. 
Collier (2) , McMillan ; J. A. McArthur, McPherson ; John 
A. McKay (2), Montpelier; J. T. Shaw, Mt. Carmel; R. J. 
McLeod, Mt. Pisgah; Murphy McMillan, Parkton; D. C. 
Gillis, Philippi; John M. Brown, Philadelphus ; A. C. 
McDonald (2), Pinehurst; D. S. Poole, Raeford; E. H. 
Lasater, Raven Rock; W. V. Bullock, Red Springs; H. P. 
Johnson, Rex ; J. M. Hodges, Sardis ; Calvin McNeill, Sher- 
wood ; Dr. P. P. McCain, Shiloh ; D. M. Stewart, Smyrna ; 
J. A. McGeachy (2), St. Pauls; W. D. Bullard, Sunny- 
side; Dan Kelly, Union; W. D. Smith (2), Vass; S. W. 
Wilson, West End ; D. J. Bulla, Westminster.— 66. 

The following ministers were absent: L. L. Little, 
D. D., W. C. Buchanan, D. D., H. M. Dixon, I. N. Clegg, 
H. C. McPherson, W. A. Nicholson, L. E. Wells, L. G. 
Calhoun. — 8. 

The following churches were not represented: Aber- 
deen, Alaska, Buies Creek, Campbellton, Cape Fear, Car- 
thage, Coats, Comfort, Erwin, Elrod, Fairmont, Four 
Oaks, Gibson, Horse Shoe, Lakeview, Manly, Midway, 
Mt. Tabor, Noami, Palestine, Pembroke, Rockbranch, 
Rowland, Sandy Grove, Shannon, South Fayetteville, 
Spence, Spikes, Summerville, Wildwood. — 30. 

Rev. D. L. Jones was elected Moderator and Rev. D. 
McD. Monroe, Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Arrangements and Orders made 
the following report which was adopted : 

I. Hours for daily sessions: 
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p m. 
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p m. 
7:30 p m. to adjourn at will. 

II. Wednesday: Morning. 

1. That Presbytery take recess at 10:45 a.m. t pre- 
pare for the Communion service. 



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2. That the Presbytery hear a sermon by Rev. W L. 

Foley on "The Work of the Holy Spirit" at 
11:00 A. M. 

3. That this sermon be followed by the Presbyterial 

Communion. 

1. Reports of Commissions and Committees ad interim. 

2. Report of Executive Cofmmittees. 

3. Report of Secretary of Stewardship. 

4. Elect Commissioners to General Assembly. 

5. Adjourn at 4 P. M. for committee wojrk. 

Afternoon 

1. That this session be devoted to a popular meeting in 

the interest of Foreign Missions. 

2. Report of Sunday School Committees. 

III. Thursday: Morning. 

1. That Presbytery hear W. T. Bitzer with regard to 

Flora Macdonald College. 

2. Report of Permanent Committees. 

3. 10:00 to 11:00 Report on Narrative. 

4. 11:00 A. M. Sermon by Rev. W. M. Fairley, D. D. 

Evening 

That other Committees report at their convenience. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. GIBBS, Chairman. 

The following candidates for the ministry were upon 
their request dismissed to the following Presbyteries: 
A. L. Currie to Muhlenburg Presbytery ; R. L. McLeod to 
Louisville Presbytery and J. S. Johnson, Jr., to Green- 
brier Presbytery. 

Rev. C. B. Ratchford of Lexington Presbytery was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
member. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 a. m., and was opened with 
prayer by the Moderator. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and 
approved. The unprinted minutes were read and ap- 
proved. 



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The following standing committees were appointed by 
the Moderator: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bi*Is and Overtures: Rev. Messrs. E. B. Carr and F. C. 
Sy mends., and Ruling Elder D. J. Ray. 

2. Calls and Supplies: Rev. Messrs. C. E. Clarke and R. G. 
Matheson, and Ruling Elder S. W. Wilson. 

3. Nominations: Rev. Messrs. A. T. Lassiter and G. E. 
Mcjorehouse. and Ruling Elder 0. L. Johnson, 

4. Judicial: Rev. Messrs. E. L. Siler and W. J. Hunneycutt, 
and Ruling Elder D. S. Poole. 

5. Arrangements and Orders: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, and Ruling 
Elders J. M. Hodges and D. J. Bulla. 

6. Minutes of Synod: Rev. Messrs. R. E. Henderlite and G. 
F. Mason, and Ruling Elder N. D. M. Clark. 

7. Printed Minutes of Presbytery: Rev. Messrs. T. C. Crok- 
er and M. D. McNeill, and Ruling Elder J. A. McArthur. 

8. Leave of Absence: Rev. Messrs. F. M. Bain and A. D. 
Carswell, and Ruling Elder L. A. Mclnnis. 

9. Narrative: Rev. Messrs. G. F. Kirkpatrick and E. L. 
Siler, and Ruling Elders D. S. Gillis,, Chas; Rankin and E. F. 
Murray. 

10. Sessional Records: J. F. Menius, Chairman. 

Sec. 1. Rev. V. R. Gadson, Ruling Elders: J. M. Brown, J. A 
Hodgim W. H. Alford and H. G. Hutchinson. 

Sec. 2. Rev. Neill Mclnnis, and Ruling Elders: D. A. Huffines, 
D. A. Blue, N. B. McDonald, and D. M. Stewart. 

Sec. 3. Rev. C. H. Rowan, and Ruling Elders: D. Darroch, C. 
Smith, J. C. McDuffie and Preston IWoodall. 

Sec. 4. Rev. F. C. Symonds,, and Ruling Elders: E. H. Lasa- 
ter, J. Lacy McLean, Murphy McMillan and W. V. Bullard. 

Sec. 5. Rev. W. L. Foley, and Ruling Elders: Lacy Currie, Dr. 
Thos. Stamps, R. J. McLeod, H. P. Johnson, and Calvin McNeill. 

The report of the stated clerk on vacancies was re- 
ferred in part to the committee on Nominations and in 
part to the committee on Schools and Colleges. 

A request from the Laurel Hill church asking to be 
allowed to change the terms of their call for the pastoral 



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services of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick from $1,000 per annum 
and use of manse to $1200 and use of manse was received 
and granted, and the church commended. 

A request from Rev. L. E. Wells for permission to 
labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery for the next 
six months was received and granted. Bro. Wells was 
on request also excused for non-attendance on this meet- 
ing of the Presbytery. 

A report was received from Licentiate D. A. Blue. 
The Stated Clerk was instructed to write Mr. Blue a letter 
of commendation for his efforts and the Evangelistic 
Committee was instructed to assign Mr. Blue for a meet- 
ing in one of our home mission churches. 

A communication was received from the Duke church 
asking to be permitted to change the name of their 
church to the Presbyterian Church of Erwin, which was 
granted. 

A communication from Mr. Ernest Graham, a commis- 
sioner to the last General Assembly, stating that on ac- 
count of sickness in his family he was unable to attend 
the Assembly. He was excused for his failure to per- 
form this duty. 

A communication from the Ervin andi Pinehurst 
churches asking permission to change the terms of the 
calls to their respective pastors was referred to the Home 
Mission Committee. 

A request from Rev. W. A. Nicholson to labor outside 
the bounds of Presbytery till the Fall meeting of Presby- 
tery was granted. 

A communication from Rev. L. G. Calhoun with refer- 
ence to work in Presbytery was referred to the Home 
Mission Committee. 

A report from the Orphan's Home was referred to the 
Committee on Orphan's Home. 

A Communication from the Lord's Day Alliance was 
received as information. 

A communication from the Near East Relief was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Assembly's minutes. 



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The Commission to dissolve the Roseneath church re- 
ported this duty performed March 11th, 1926. The re- 
port was approved. 

A communication from The First Presbyterian 
Church, of Greensboro, N. C, proposing an overture to 
the General Assembly was referred to Committee on Bills 
and Overtures. 

A communication from Rev. J. E. Latham relative to 
returning Rev. and Mrs. Fred Hancock to foreign mis- 
sion service was referred to the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 

A report from the President of Davidson College 
was referred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

A communication from the Stated Clerk of Orange 
Presbytery relative to the John T. Womble estate was 
referred to the Home Mission Committee. 

A communication relative to the insurance of the 
Providence Presbyterian Manse was referred to the Home 
Mission Committee. 

A communication from Union Theological Seminary 
was received as information. 

The treasurer of Presbytery submitted the following 
report which was approved. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY FOR 
YEAR 1925-26 

Presbyterial Home Missions — Receipts 

Churches $ 6.914.19 

V/oman's Auxiliaries 1,166.72 

Young People's Societies 30.88 

Sunday Schools 36.99 

Individuals 125.00 

Fayetteville 1st— for local work 300.00 

Total $ 8,573.78 

Balance from last year $ 1,713.26 

Loan from Elliot Legacy $ 1,700.00 $11,987.04 

Disbursements 

Letcher Smith, salary and expenses $2,440.00 

J. F. Menius 480.00 



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F. M. Bain 750.00 

A. T. Lassiter 168.00 

R. E. Henderlite 576.00 

G. F. Mason 1,050.00 

Kenneth McSaskill 309.20 

W. J. Huneycutt 1,100.40 

L. E. Wells 50.00 

D. L. Jones 300.00 

W. M. McLeod 412.50 

Dixon McDonald 500.00 

M. D. McN e ill , 50.00 

J. S. Johnson 150.00 

A. M. Wood 225.00 

E. C. Murray, Treasurer's salary 200.00 

Payment of Elliot Legacy loan 1,700.00 



Total $10,461.10 

Balance on deposit ....$ 1,525.94 $11,987.04 



John Elliot Legacy Fund — Receipts 

McEachern Cotton Mill, balance note paid $ 2,000.00 

McEachern Cotton Mill, int e rest on note 478.46 

Presbyterial Home Mission, loan repaid 1,700.00 

Presbyterial Fund, loan repaid $ 300.00 $ 4,478.46 



Disbursements 

Overdraft last year on Savings account ... .$ 284.99 

Loan to Presbyterial Home Missions 1,700.00 

Loan to Presbyterial Fund 300.00 

Horseshoe church, donation 150.00 

R. E. Henderlite, paid on Providence manse 100.00 

Fayetteville group manse, donation 500.00 

Total $ 3,034.99 

Balance in Savings deposit $ 1,443.47 $ 4,478.46 



To credit of Fund, notes: Wildwood, $250; Cape Fear, $100; 
Coats, $150; total, $500. 

Miscellaneous Building Fuiud — Receipts 

Transferred from McBryde Fund $ 414.04 

Dr. L. D. Wharton, Balance from Progres- 
sive church fund 355.19 

A. T. Lassiter, from Jernigan fund 365.00 

A. T. Lassiter, from Roseneath fund 275.09 

From sale of Hillside church 187.00 

Interest on Savings deposit 3.17 $ 1,599.49 

Disbursements 

Pinehurst manse, donation $ 500.00 

A. T. Lassiter, paid on buildings 24.70 

Horseshoe church, donation 350.00 

Total $ 874.70 



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Balance in Savings deposit $ 724.79 $ 1,599.49 

Gilbert Memorial Fund 

To balance from last year $ 484.98 

To Duke, note paid with interest 220.00 

To interest on deposits 17.15 

By loan to Jackson Springs church $ 400.00 

By balance in Savings deposit $ 322.13 

Totals 722.13 $ 722 J 3 

To credit of Fund, notes: Hebron, $100; Comfort,, $50; Jackson 
Springs, $400; total, $550. 

Presbyterial Fund — Receipts 

From churches for the year $ 1,670.58 

Balance from last year _ „ 8.69 

Loan from Elliot Legacy Fund 300.00 $ 1,979.27 

Disbursements 

Balance on Assemblv's assessment, 1924-5...$ 700.00 

Paid on Assebly's assessment, 1925-6, 300.00 

Synod's Assessment, 1925-6 185.00 

Stated Clerk, salary and expenses 218.24 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Treasurer's office expenses 3.00 

Printing Minutes and statistics 222.74 

Presbytery's Report blanks 25.02 

Elliot Legacy Fund, Loan repaid 300.00 

Total $ 1,974.00 

Balance on deposit 5.27 $ 1,979.27 

Balance due to your Treasurer from 55 churches $1,100.00 

Balance clue from your Treasurer to the Assembly $ 685.68 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. MURRAY, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of 
the treasurer, and find them correct. 

J. A. McGEACHY 

L. J. GRANTHAM, Auditing Committee. 

The treasurer of Presbytery submitted a new sche- 
dule for Presbyterial assessments which was referred 
to the Stewardship Committee. 

The commission to visit the Parkton church made 
the following report, which was adopted: 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery at its Fall meeting 
to'i visit the Parkton Church, "investigate its conditions, and take 



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such action as it deems fit," met in the church according to ap- 
pointment Tuesday, March 16th, at 11 o'clock, A. M., v/ith the 
officers of the church, who) had been asked to meet with, the Com- 
mission, and was opened with prayer. Present Rev. Messrs. A. R. 
McQueen and J. B. Black, and Ruling Elders H. M. Pinkston and 
W. T. Covington. Rev. S. K. Phillips was absent on account of 
illness. Mr. Covington was made Secretary. After reading the 
resolution adopted by Presbytery authorizing the Commission, 
the Chairman made a preliminary statement to the officers, and 
then invited them to state the causes of the dissension. There 
were several responses and the matter was freely discussed for 
an hour or more. 

The Commission took recess at 12:30 for lunch, reconvening- 
at 1:30, at which time the officers were dismissed without further 
discussion of the difficulties, and the Commission formulated its 
report. 

Owing to the fact that the church has been without regular 
services for more than a year and the people are scattered abroad 
as sheep having no 1 shepherd, and the fact that several of the. 
officers expressed the belief that the strife would disappear if 
only the spiritual life of the people could be quickened, your 
Commission recommends that before further action be taken 

(1) That a minister be sent to hold a series of services with 
the peo ; ple, in the hope that His Spirit may lead them into the 
ways of peace. 

(2) That the churches olf the group be urged to secure a 
pastor as speedily as possible, and that the Presbytery tender its 
assistance to the churches in their effort to secure a minister. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman 
W. T. COVINGTON, Secretary. 

Rev. Sam. K. Phillips was appointed to hold a meet- 
ing in the Parkton church. 

The Commission to install Rev. F. C. Symoncls pas- 
tor of the Fayetteville First Church reported this duty 
performed on April 11, 1926. The report was approved. 

A petition, signed by twenty-three people pledging 
membership, asking Presbytery to organize a church at 
the Priest Hill school house in Moore County was pre- 
sented. The following commisssion was appointed to 
visit the community and organize the church if the way 
be clear: Rev. Messrs. R. A. McLeod, to preside and 
preach ; A. R. McQueen, to charge the officers ; and M. D. 
McNeill, to charge the people, and Ruling Elder A. B. 
Cameron to complete the commission. 



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The matter of continuing service at the Milton Chapel 
was referred to the session of the Centre Church. 

Presbytery took recess for 15 minutes to prepare for 
•the Communion Service. 

Presbytery recovened at 11:00 A. M., and heard the 
Presbyterial sermon by Rev. W. L. Foley on the subject 
of "The Work of the Holy Spirit," text Eph. 2:22. The 
sermon was followed by the communion service, con- 
ducted by Rev. F. C. Symonds andi Rev. Neill Mclnnis. 

Rev. A. M. Wood, of the Congregational Church, and 
now serving the Church of the Covenant and Mt. Carmel 
churches, Was introduced to Presbytery and invited to 
sit as a visiting member. 

Presbytery took from the docket the matter of se- 
lecting the place for the fall meeting of Presbytery. The 
Mt. Pisgah church was chosen as the place; time, Sep- 
tember 21st, 7:30 p. m. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 
Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. 

The Stated Clerk was requested to send a copy of the 
sermon by Rev. W. L. Foley on the "Work of the Holy 
Spirit" to the Presbyterian Standard for publication. 

Rev. C. B. Ratchford presented a letter of dismis- 
sion from Lexington Presbytery to this Presbytery. Af- 
ter the usual examination and the signing the obliga- 
tions required of its ministers, Mr. Ratchford was re- 
ceived and enrolled. 

The election of commissioners to the General As- 
sembly was taken up and the following were elected : 

Principals — Ministers, D. L. Jones, S. K. Phillips, 
Neill Mclnnis, F. M. Bain. Ruling Elders: P. P. Mc- 
Cain, D. M. Stewart, D. C. Gills, J. M. Hodges. 

Alternates — Ministers: W. L. Foley, G. E. Moorehouse, 
W. M. McLeod, A. T. Lassiter. Ruling Elders: J. M. Wil- 
son, A. C. McDonald, W. K. Bethune, Chas. Rankin. 



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The Committee on Woman's Work made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted, and the women commend- 
ed for their efforts. (See appendix for this report.) 

The following resolution with regard to the Shannon 
Church was adopted: 

Resolved that a commission composed of Rev. Messrs. 
C. B. Craig, D. L. Jones, and Neill Mclnnis, with Ruling 
Eider John M. Brown, be sent to the Shannon church 
to investigate the advisability of disorganizing said 
church. 

The Secretary of Stewardship submitted the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

The secretary of stewardship makes the following report: 

Seven Conferences on stewardship were held last February. 
These were well attended. 

Reports cm Every Member Canvass have been received from 
61 churches, a gain of 9 over last year. 

The churches reporting pledge $67,096 t Benevolence. This 
is a gain of $3,205 over last year but far below our quota of 
$107,977. 

L. A. McLAURIN. 

The committee on Sabbath and Family Religion made 
the following report, which was adopted. The pastors of 
the churches were requested to read this report to their 
congregations as soon as the printed minutes of the 
Presbytery are received: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SABBATH AND FAMILY 
RELIGION 

Your Committee has nothing new to report. Of course we 
could present the statistics of cards signed pledging so many 
people to Family Altars, and Sabbath observance, but we fail to 
see to what extent this will help the situation. But while we 
have nothing new to report, it may be worthwhile to draw at- 
tention to conditions which prevail widely in our land, and of 
which we have our share locaUy. We have to face the fact that 
the Sabbath is but poorly observed, even by professing Chris- 
tians, and it may be, the Church itself is somewhat to blame for 
this conditicn, in that many things are emphasized which at best 
are but secondary, and the really important things are not suf- 
ficiently stressed. Much emphasis is put upon Sabbath school at- 
tendance b3' some of our churches, so that ojne might be excused 
for thinking this one tiling is the whole reason for the existence 



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of the Church and the Sabbath as well. The result is that some 
members of the church take special pains to take or send their 
children to the Sabbath school, and then instead of attending the 
stated worship of the church, they take their children heme, and 
on the way go to the Post Office and get their mail, and poss- 
ibly buy a Sunday paper on the way. When they reach home, the 
children change their clothes, put on the weekday play clothes, 
read the "Silly supplement" while the parents read the news, 
and the children spend the rest of the day in play. Thus many 
children of professing Christian parents are being trained NOT 
to observe the Sabbath, and these parents excuse themselves and 
their children on the ground that they have attended the Sab- 
bath school. These same parents are careful toi see that their 
children attend day school five days a week, at least five hours a 
clay, besides doing home studies. Such professing Christians, 
neither observe the Sabbath, nor develop Family Religion. A 
wise Jurist of a past generation, (Blackstone) said: "Desecration 
of the Sabbath is always followed by a deterioration of morals," 
or words to that effect. Now it is generally accepted that the 
foundation of all lEJoaaJ insruction is in the family, where the 
children, are influenced, not by attractions, but by the truth mani- 
fest in the voice of the Father and Mother : who create an at- 
mosphere about the child. Evidently, this atmosphere is largely 
lacking in many homes today. For in many of our district courts 
the judges in giving charges to juries, draw attention to the 
frightful condition of juvenile crime. It may be because parents 
do not take their children with them to church, as once they did, 
that they themselves fail at home. And this may be the reason 
North Carolina has the shameful record, that her prison popu- 
lation are so youthful that the average age is reported to be only 
twenty-three years. 

There is much said in these days about young people losing 
their Religion when they go to college, and blame is put upon 
the Rationalistic teaching in. these institutions. But a report of a 
survey made by the University of Washington, D. C, says this is 
not the trouble., but that the students do not take their religion 
with them to college. The report says: "These rationalistic teach- 
ings did not destroy the student's faith in Christ and the Chris- 
tian doctrines and principles, if upon his arrival at College, he 
knew what he really believed, and why; that is, if he knew the 
fundamental doctrines of the Bible, of sin and salvation through 
the redemptive work of Christ, the bases upon which these doc- 
trines rest, and had realized their significance and truth in his 
own life. But the majority of students coming to College have 
neither this knowledge, nor a consciousness of sin and need of a 
Redeemer, Instead, they conceive of Christ, not as a Saviour and 
Redeemer, but as a great Ideial or Example, and of Christanity as 
merely" 'a following of that Ideal." 

If the report of this survey is true, then the trouble is in 
the HOMES, and in the neglect of God's House on the part of 
the parents and the children. Let every Pastor and Elder take 
this to heart and use all possible care to watch the flocks) com- 
mited to their care. As a means to correct this condition: 



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We recommend: 

1. That all Ministers and Elders discountenance all services that 
partake of the quality of entertainment in God's House, or which 
will even in the least tend to secularize the Sabbath or the House 
of God. 

2. That very definite efforts be made to teach the Doctrines of 
our church, as set forth in the Catechisms, and the Confession of 
Faith. That our people may be instructed in the great doctrines 
of the Christian Religion. The sinfulness erf sin, the need of the 
Atonement, and the absolute necessity of a personal faith in 
Jesus Christ as their Redeemer and Lord. 

3. That special emphasis be laid on the need of trainjing 
children and young people to attend regularly the stated rnean s of 
Grace and worship in God's House. The Directory for Worship, 
page 161, dealing with the conduct of the Sabbath school, distinct- 
ly says: "But its services must not be allowed to interfere with 
attendance upon the regular public worship of the Lord's Day, on 
the one hand, nor with parental instruction on the other." All 
other auxiliary agencies of the church would naturally be included 
with the Sabbath school under this head. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, Chairman. 

Rev. F. M. Bain tendered his resignation as pastor 
of the Raven Rock Church. The church concurred with 
Mr. Bain in this request and the resignation was accepted 
and the pastoral relation dissolved. 

Presbytery took recess until 7 :30 p. m. 

Night Session 
Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 p. m. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

The Nomination Committee submit report as follows: 

1. Trustees of Sandy Grove Church: S. J. Cameron and Neal 
A. McFayden. 

2. Presbytery's Home Mission Committee: Rev. S. K. Phillips 
— to fill vacancy made by Dr. W. E. Hill — removed. 

3. Reduction of Committee on Christian Education and M. R. 
to five to conform tol the manual. 

Relected: Rev. C. H. Rowan, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. W. L. 
Foley, Mr. A. M. Fairley and Hon. A. W. McLean. 



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4. Assembly's Home Mission Committee. Dr. Watson M. Fair- 
Isy, in place of Dr. W. E. Hill, removed. 

5. Ecclesiastical History (Examining Committee) Rev. M. D. 
McNeill, in place of Dr. W. E. Hill, removed. 

6. To preach Presbyterial sermon at next stated meeting of 
Presbytery: Rev. F. C. Symonds — Subject, The Atonement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. T. LASSITER 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE 

O. L. JOHNSON, Committee. 

The Committee appointed to investigate the advisi- 
bility of printing a Presbytery's magazine reported that 
it did not seem advisible to undertake this at present, 
which report was adopted. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made the follow- 
ing report, pending the adoption of which Mr. Andrew 
Allison, of the James Sprunt Academy of China, spoke in 
a very interesting and instructive way on the mission 
work of that field. The report was adopted and is as 
follows : 

REPORT OF FOREIGN MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions would submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

We rejoice in the blessing of the Master upon the foreign 
missionary enterprise of our church, resulting in increased visible 
results in the various fields. Last year in three of our largest Mis- 
sions were added 4,754, an increase of nearly 500 over the pre- 
vious year, bringing the total of our foreign ccjmmunicants to 
48,455. 

During the year 27 new missionaries were added, and 25 lost 
from the roll by death and by resignation. The total number 
now stands at 516. 

Our church is now preaching, teaching, and living the Gospel 
through 54 stations, 304 organized congregations, and 696 out- 
stations. There are 3,278 native workers; 1,008 mission schools 
and Bible classes with 42,220 students; 1.511 Sabbath Schools 
with 61,850 pupils; 12 mission dispensaries; and 23 hospitals, treat- 
ing last year over 180,000 patients, and through daily clinical 
practice reaching hundreds of thousands more with the Gospel. 

There is one note from each and every one of our stations — 
a cry for increased equipment and for additional workers. This 
cry has been answered by the church, not by a sympathetic in- 



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crease in contributions, which alone can supply the urgent need, 
but by drying up the fountains of liberality. So marked has been 
this decrease in support that the situation amounts to a crisis. 
The hearts of the workers are anxious at the thought of the pos- 
sible necessity of withdrawal from the forces on the field, instead 
of the additions which the situation demands. 

Fayetteviile Presbytery's Foreign Mission quota for last year 
was $35,941. Our payments were $19,874— $16,087 less than the 
quota. In order that our Presbytery may do its part in helping 
to stem the tide of this increasing deficit, 

We recommend: 

1. That churches, societies, and individuals assume definite 
responsibilities for definite parts of the Foreign Mission work, 
thus establishing living contact with the foreign field through 
regular quarterly letters received therefrom. 

2. That Church Schools of Missions studying foreign missions 
be organized in every church in this Presbytery during the month 
ctf January. 

3. That all Young People's Societies of this Presbytery be en- 
couraged to secure from the Educational Department the special 
missionary program already prepared as they are called for in 
the regular Young People's Society topic schedules. 

4. That each Sunday School and Young People's Society in this 
Presbytery be encouraged to pray earnestly and very definitely 
for Foreign Missions this year. 

5. That during this year all Sunday Schools be urged to study 
intensively the work of our Korea Mission as called for by the For- 
eign Mission Committee, and that they apply all their gifts to the 
$60,000 being raised this year by our Sunday Schools for Korea. 

6. That our Young People's Societies be urged to apply all 
their foreign mission offerings to those special missionaries as- 
signed by the General Assembly to the Southern Presbyterian 
Young People's Societies. 

7. That whenever practicable, ministers invite furloughed mis- 
sionaries into their pulpits so that the foreign missionary enter- 
prise of our church may be personalized to our people through ac- 
quaintance with those missionaries, remembering that such mis- 
sionary visits may be arranged through the Educational Depart- 
ment. 

8. That ministers in all churchs in this Presbytery be asked to 
acquaint their congregations with more of the facts of our Foreign 
Mission work, making sure that their members are correctly in- 
formed as to the Missionary enterprise, freely applying to the 
Executive Committee of Foreign Missions for detailed statements, 
information, and help when needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The Committee on Young People's Work made the 
following report which was adopted. (See appendix for 
this report.) 

The committee on Sunday School Work submitted its 
report. Pending the adoption of this report, a number of 
addresses were made on vital subjects relative to the 
work of the Sunday School. The report was adopted and 
is as follows (see appendix for statistical report) : 

REPORT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Your Committee begs to make the following report: 

Number of Schools sending in report blanks, 97; Officers and 
Teachers, 920; Scholars 8590; Cradle Roll 438; Home Department 
262; Total membership 10,084; Fupils added to Communion during 
the Year 337. 

These figures show that we have just held our own as the 
number of Schools reporting as 97 reported last year. We show a 
gain of 32 Officers and Teachers, 309 in Scholars, 48 in the Cradle 
Roll, 339 in our total number. We show a loss of 35 in the Home 
Department, and a loss of 114 in pupils added to the Communion 
during the year. 

Contributions were as follows: Foreign Missions $899; A. H. M. 
$145; -Si H. M. $64; P. H. M. $77; C. H. M. $449; C. Ed. and 
M. R. $382; S. S. Ext. and Pub. $915; Ed. Ints. $41; B. C. $22: Or- 
phans Home $3063; Current Exps. $10,084; Miscel. $1054; Grand 
Total $17,195, 

These figures show that while we made a slight increase in 
our contributions to some of the Causes, we made a decrease to 
others and especially to the Orphanage Cause where we dropped 
$700. 

A study of the Report blanks shows only one School with a 
complete organization according to the Assembly's Standard of 
Efficiency and only 9 others approximating this Standard to any 
degree of efficiency. 

Only 5 report a Missionary department, only 7 a Workers Con- 
ference, only 35 any organized classes, only 25 have libraries, only 
22 a Cradle Roll, only 13 have a Home department, only 50 report- 
ed any addition id the Church, and these reported 114 less than 
last year. 

In the matter of Contributions, only 17 gave to F. M., only 5 
to A. H. M., only 5 to S. H. M., only 6 to P. H. M., only 11 to C. 
Ed and M. R., only 34 to S. S. Ext., only 3 to Ed. Insts., only 4 to 
B. C, and 52 to Orphans Home. 

Taking all the facts into consideration, your Committee feels 
that little real constructive work is being put upon our Sunday 



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Schools. They appear to be just left to run themselves, with no 
organized, co-operative effort on the part of those forces which 
should be behind them, and Sunday Schools cannot grow in this 
way any more than day schools can. We therefore make the fol- 
lowing recommendations : 

1. That a Workers Conference composed of Pastor, Superin- 
tendent and all Officers and Teachers meet regularly in each School 
to study its problems, using Assembly's Standard of Efficiency as 
basis. 

2. Seme systematic presentation of all the Assembly's Causes 
in each School. 

3. Careful and prayerful urging all our Teachers to be soul- 
winners. 

4. The organization of Mission Sunday School in neglected 
sections. 

5. The holding of 5 Conferences on Sunday Schcol Work at 
the following points before the Spring Meeting of next year, using 
largely our own pastors and workers in making up the Program — 
Jackson Springs, Dunn, Raeford, Maxton, Carthage. 

S. K. PHILLIPS, Chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

Third Day — Morning 

Presbytery met at 9:00 a. m. and was led in prayer 
by Rev. E. B. Carr. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges submitted the 
following report: Pending the adoption of the report, 
Presbytery heard Mr. W. T. Bitzer with reference to 
Flora Macdonald College. The report as adopted is as 
follows : 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges respectfully submits 
the following report: 

Our Presbytery recommended 8.7 per cent of the total amount 
of benevolence collected to go to schools and colleges. The majority 
of our churches adoptted this recommendation. On April 8th of 
this year one-thircl of the churches hadn't paid anything to thio 
cause. Favetteville Presbvterv's apportionment last year for 
Schools and Colleges was $9,993.00. But on April 8th, just a little 
over 55 per cent of the apportionment had been paid. As a re- 



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suit of this failure some of our colleges have a large deficit. Flora 
Macdonald College has a deficit of a little over $8000.00 for the 
years 1925 and 1926. 

Davidson College enrolled the past year 639 students. Has a 
teaching staff of 33 and four administration officers. Five addi- 
tional members of this staff have been secured for next session. 
The increase in the members of the students and teaching force 
call for additional equipment. 

Your Committee would recommend: 

1. That all the churches of the Presbytery include 8.7 per cent 
in their budgets for Schools and Colleges. 

2. That all the pastors and sessions of our churches instruct 
their treasurers to divide all benevolent funds on the percentage 
basis and send 8.7 per cent to F. L. Jackson, Davidson, N. C. 

3. That the present endowment of Flora Macdonald College be 
increased to $500,.0C0 at the earliest possible date. 

4. That Fayetteville Presbytery enter into a campaign for the 
raising of $200,000 for Flora Macdonald College, $150,000 being 
for endowment and $50,000 for the campaign expenses and then cur- 
rent expenses of the college. The Presbyteries of Wilmington and 
Orange coucurrmg. The campaign to be completed by June 1st, 
1927. 

5. That the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College have 
a complete audit made of the books showing the financial condi- 
tion of the institution, as to operating expenses and endowment, 
and place same in the hands of the Committee on Schools and Col- 
leges, so that the Committee can incorporate in its report to 
Presbytery a concise statement of auditors report. 

6. That tha Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College be 
requested to take measures to bring operating, expenses within 
th e income; that to this end a careful investigation be made/ as to 
the possibility of reducing the number on the Faculty and offices 
of the institution. 

7. That Presbytery reconsider the fourth recommendation of 
the Committee on Schools and Colleges which was adopted at the 
fall meeting, and that the whole matter be referred to the Board 
a£ Trustees of Flora Macdonald College for their consideration as 
to the advisibility of reducing the number of Trustees. (See 
minutes of fall meeting of Presbytery page 185.) 

8. That the following be re-elected as members of the Board of 
Trustees of Flora Macdonald College, A. L. Bullock and McKay 
McKinnon, Exit spring 1929. Rev. A. R. McQueen, Exit spring 
1927. Dr. P. P. McCain,, Sanatorium, N. C. to succeed J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin resigned, exit spring 1929. John M. Brown, Red Springs, 
N. C, to succeed A. T. McCallum, resigned, exit spring 1927, W. T. 
Covington., Raeford, N. C, to succeed A. B. Pearsall, deceased, exit 
spring 1928. 



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That W. A. West, Fayetteville, N. C, succeed J. W. McLaugh- 
lin, resigned, on the Board of Trustees of Davidson College, exit 
spring 1928. 

That J. W. Monroe, Eagle Springs, N. C, be elected to suc- 
ceed W. G. Carter, deceased, on the Board of Trustees Elise High 
School, exit fall 1926. 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

A report from Licentiate D. McL. McDonald was re- 
ceived and approved. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the fol- 
lowing report which was approved: 

We have examined all the booksi that came into our hands and 
report as follows: 

Apnroved without exception: Flat Branch, Westminster, High- 
land, Laurel Hill, Cameron, St. Paul, Ida Mills, West End, Park- 
to(n, Lumber Bridge, Eureka, Leaflet, Church of Covenant Lake- 
side, Cape Fear, Summerville, Eureka, Rex, Lumberton, Galatia, 
Finehurst, Jackson Springs, Rowland, Mt. Tabor, Philadelphus, 
Ephesus, Benson, Rock Branch, Fayetteville First, Lillington, 
Union, Bethesda, Harnett, Red Springs, Cameron Hill, Raeford, 
Westminster, McPherson, Flat Branch, Palestine, Erwin, Bunnlevel. 
McMillan, Big Rockfish, Center, Raven Rock, Mt. Carmel, Culdee. 

Exceptions: One or more meetings not reported as being 
opened or closed with prayer: Midway, Shiloh, .Carthage, Elise. 

Statistical report not recorded: Benson, Lakeside, Sunnyside. 

Minutes incomplete — not all meetings were recorded: Barbecue. 

Moderator of session not reported: Smyrna, Dunn. 

Exceptions. No report of representation to one of Meetings 
of Presbytery or to Synod — Manly, Maxton, Dundarrach, Bensalem, 
Bethel, Montpelier, Cypress. 

Session did not approve its own minutes: Hope Mills, Mt. 
Pisgah,; Dundarrach, Shiloh, Carthage, Cypress. 

Exception: Session did not meet quarterly — Eagle Springs, 
lona, Hebron, Godwin. 

Approved with the following exceptions: Treasurer's book not 
examined. Lakeview, Cypress, Manly, Dundarrach, Shiloh, Anti- 
och, Montpelier, Vass, Philippi, Grove. 

Exception: Book not brought to Presbytery last year. Eagle 
Springs, lona, Dundarrach, Lakeview, Sherwood. 

Exception: Congregational meetings recorded among minutes 
of session, Bluff. 



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Request: That the name of the church be put on the outside of 
those books not so marked. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman, 

A communication from the Presbyterian Orphanage 
Home was received as information. 

The Committee on General Assembly's Home Missions 
made the following report which was adopted. 

ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSION REPORT 

The Home Mission situation can be described as one of enlarg- 
ing opportunities and of diminishing income. Never in the history 
of the Committee's work have there been so many urgent calls for 
service and such poverty of resources with which to meet them. 

The Committee began the year April 1, 1925, with a DEBT of 
$29,000. and on April 1, 1926 the DEBT HAD INCREASED to 
|76,5G0. 

The total receipts from all sources were $542,144, which is 
$34,685. LESS than the amount received last year; and $217,856 
LESS than the amount assigned this cause in the Church's Benovo- 
Icnt Budget. 

The report from the Presbyteries and Missions receiving aid 
from Assembly's Home Missions show that during the year 8,184 
were added upon profession, and 3,023 by certificate, a total of 
11,207 that were brought into the church by workers surported in 
whole or in part by the Assembly's L 

At the annual appropriation meeting in March the applications 
for assistance from the Presbyteries and Missions approximated 
$1,000,000. This is an index of the Home Mission need, and a 
measure of the Assembly's Home Mission responsibility. The Exe- 
cutive Committee reports that, because of the growing deficit and 
the increasing debt, appropriations far the current year had to be 
reduced below the wholly inadequate amount given last year, and 
this reduction was made at a time when the call from every field 
is for a great advance. 

In view of the pressing needs on the one hand the totally in- 
adequate income on the other, the Church must be summoned to 
greatly increased Home Mission giving. A Home Mission revival 
is necessary if we are to meet our responsibilty to the Mountain- 
eers, Indians, Negroes, Mexicans, Immigrants, Jews and other un- 
derprivileged classes, and we are to accept the many inviting op- 
portunities for Evangelism and Church Extension which confront 
the Presbyterian Church in all parts of the General Assembly. 

The figures show that this basic cause is not receiving its right- 
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Committee does not ask, and has never asked for more than its 
proportionate part of the Benevolent Budget as expressed in the 
percentages for the Assembly's causes. If this was faithfully done 
by all the churches and the UNPAID PORTION OF THE BUDGET 
WAS SUPPLIED, it would not meet all the needs, but it would 
enable the Committee to carry forward the many-sided work with- 
out retrenchment. 

In view of the critical financial situation confronting our Home 
Mission work, it is recommended: 

1. That the Presbytery give earnest and prayerful consideration 
to this fundamental cause and commend its growing needs to all 
ctur pastors and people for their loyal support. 

2. That in the distribution of benevolent funds sessions be urged 
to maintain the ratio expressed in the Assembly's percentage that 
each Committee may receive its rightful share, and the work of all 
the Committees may be uniformly advanced. 

3. That the Presbytery endorse the Week of Prayer for Home 
Missions, November 14-21, and urge its observance in all the church- 
es as an ccasion for giving information and advancing the inter- 
ests of this growing work. 

4. That Presbytery again urge the Sunday Schools to observe 
the annual Home Mission Day, November 21, with an offering for 
Assembly's Home Missions. 

5. That all pastors be urged during the year to preach on As- 
sembly's Home Missions, emphasizing its place in our denomina- 
tional life and growth. 

6. That each church organize classes this fall for the study 
of the work of Home Missions, using the text book recommended 
by the Assembly's Executive Committee of Home Missions. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 
OCTOBER, 1925, TO APRIL 1, 1926 

Eight of the elevent Home Mission Fields of the Presbytery 
report 27 organized churches and 2 mission sections supplied. 
There were 511 preaching services held at these places of worship, 
and 79 professions of faith resulted as a part of the fruit of the 
services. There were 52 additions to the Presbyterian Church on 
profession of faith, and 110 by letter. Three sabbath schools were 
organized — one in the Sunnyside group, and two in the field served 
by Rev. A. M. Wood. 

Of the tjhree remaining fields, the Fairmont field has been 
without a pastor for a year, but has extended a call to a minister 



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they will likely secure. Rev. C. B. Ratehfotrd began work in the 
Benson field the first of April. Candidate Dixon McDonald has 
been supplying the Spence Chapel field for the past two months, 
and will enter the work as stated supply on the completion of his 
course at Union Seminary in May. Sabbath schools were conduct- 
ed in all vacant churches. A new building has been erected and 
is being occupied by Horse Shoe church. Sherwood church, D. 
L. Jones' field, is to be congratulated on having assumed entire 
responsibility for its part of the pastor's salary, thus relieving 
the treasury to the amount of $100,00. It is exceedingly gratify- 
ing to be able to' state that the Pinehurst Church has become self- 
supporting, thus relieving Presbytery's treasury of $450.00, and the 
Synod's treasury of $300.00. The Elise and Sardis groups are 
vacant. All indebtedness of the Committee has been paid, and a 
small balance on hand with which to face the lean months just 
ahead. Collections from all sources for Home Missions amounted 
to about $8,200.00, about $700.00 more than was contributed last 
year. The appropriations for the Eleven fields and other Home 
Mission expenses for the coming year amount to $9,800.00. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

I. That the ministers of the Presbytery be requested to con- 
duct a week's meeting in any convenient colored church, during 
the summer if the way be clear and report the result of the 
service at the fall meeting of Presbytery. 

II. The re-arranging of the three groups now served by Rev. 
Messrs. Gibbs, Menius and Bain into four groups as follows: 

(a) Sardis, Bunnlevel, Westminster and Palestine. Salary — 
From Churches: Sardis, $600 and manse; Bunlevel, $300; West- 
minster, $300 and Palestine, $100. From Home Mission Fund, 
$700 distributed to churches as follows: To Bunnlevel, $200; to 
Westminister, $200; to Palestine, $300; Total salary, $2,000 
with manse. To secure pastor. 

(b) Ervin, Bues Creek and Coats, Salary — Duke, $1500 and 
manse; Buies Creek, $250 and Coats, $100. From Home Mission 
Fund distributed to churches as follows: Buies Creek, $50; Coats, 
$100. Total salary $2,000 with manse. To be served by Rev C. M. 
Gibbs. 

(c) Lillington, Cape Fear, Summerville and Raven Rock. Sal- 
ary from churches — Lillington, $900 and manse; Cape Fear, $200; 
Summerville, $200; Raven Rock, $175. From Home Mission Fund, 
$525 distributed to churches as follows: To Cape Fear, $150; to 
Summerville, $150; to Raven Rock., $225. Total salary $2,000 and 
manse. Served by J. F. Menius. 

(d) Flat Branch, Ephesus, Hobron and Harnett. Salary — 
From churches, Flat Branch, $550 and manse; Ephesus, $350; He- 
bron, $100; Harnett, $200. From Hom 8 Mission Fund, $800 dis- 
tributed as follows to churches: to Ephesus, $200; to Harnett, $250; 
t Hebron, $350. Total salary $2,000 and manse. Served by Rev. 
P. M. Bain. 



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(e) Benson, Four Oaks, and Alaska with missions. Salary 
from churches: Benson, $750 and manse; Four Oaks, $100; Alaska, 

. From Home Mission Fund, $1,000 distributed as follows: 

To Benson, $100; to Four Oaks, $400 and $500 to Alaska and 
missions. 

Total salary assured, $1800 and manse. 

(f) Sunnyside, Comfort, Campbellton and South Fayetteville. 
Salary — From churches: Sunnyside, $300; Comfort, $800; Camp- 
bellton, $150; South Fayetteville, $150; from First church Fayette- 
ville, $300; from First Church Fayettevillf« manse rent $300; from 
Home Mission Fund, $800 distributed to churches as follows: to 
Sunnyside, $150; to Comfort, $150; to Campbellton, $250; to South 
Fayetteville, $250. Total salary, $2,000 and manse. Served by 
Rev. W. J. Hunycutt. 

(g) Church of Covenant, Rock Branch, Mt. Carmel md Came- 
lun Hill. 

Salary— Church of Covenant $500 

Rock Branch 500 

Mt. Carmel 150 

Cameron Hill 150 

From Presbytery's Home Mission Fund ... 350 
From Synod's Home Mission Fund 350 

Total salary $2,000 

III. That the following groups with salaries remain as pre- 
viously arranged except — 

1. That Sherwood Church in Rev. D. L. Jones' group be allowed 
at its own request to change the terms of its call to pastor so as 
t read $460 per annum instead of $360, and that the $100 appro- 
priated now to that church as salary be withdrawn on request of 
said church and pastor — this to take effect April 1, 1926. 

2. That Pinehurst Church be allowed at its own request to 
change the terms of its call to pastor to read $2500.00 instead of 
$500.00 and that all support from both Presbytery's and 
Synod's Home Mission Funds to be withdrawn by request of 
both church and pastor. To take effect April 1, 1926. 

3. That Rev. Dixon McDonald serve as stated supply the 
Spence and Wildwood churches and missions Providence and Flow- 
ers for one year from spring meeting of Presbytery 1926 on 
a salary of $2,000 and manse as follows — From Spence Church, 
$250 ;f roan Wildwood, $50; from Presbytery's Home Mission, $1200 
and from Synod's Fund, $500. The full salary to begin when 
Mr. McDonald comes on field for full time. 

4. That Fairmont Group remain as arranged heretofore and 
secure a pastor. 

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year by Rev. J. A. Caligan — salary for the service to be furnished 
by said churches. This arrangement concurred in by Mr. Caligan 
and these churches. 

2. That Naomi church be continued under care of Montpelier 
church for another year. 

3. That Grove Church be continued under care of Dunn church 
for another year. 

4. Horshoe Church be supplied for another year by Rev. C. L. 
Wicker of Orange Presbytery. 

9. That the $100 loaned to Cape Fear Church from legacy 
fund be collected and loaned indefinitely to Coats Church to aid 
in completing its church building. 

6. That definite steps be at once taken looking to the securing 
of an all time minister for the Elise Church as pastor and Bible 
teacher for the Elise High School and that the superintendent of 
Home Missions L. Smith be instructed to visit the whole group as 
now arranged and to also confer with the trustees of Elise High 
School to sea how much of the salary can be raised for Elise and 
for the other part of the group for the two men necessary, if 
Elise is taken out of the group, and this whole matter be referred 
back to the Home Mission Committee with authority to act. 

7. That the Erwin church be allowed to change the term of its 
call to read $1500 instead of $600. 

8. That if the way be clear superintendent be authorized to 
employ the Rev. L. G. Calhoun to serve at Fairmont. Icna, and 
Elrod until a permanent man can be secured for that group. 

9. That with regard to the request of Orange Presbytery rela- 
tive to the will of late John T. Womb'e that this request be referred 
to the trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery with the instruction that 
the administration of the said estate be transferred to Orange 
Presbytery. 

10. That the policy on the Providence manse be deposited 
with the trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery and that the treasurer 
of Fayetteville Presbytery be instructed to pay premium on said 
policy to the agent Ezra Parker at Benson, N. C. 

11. That all premiums on insurance policies be hereafter paid 
from the building and loan fund of Presbytery. 

12. That the superintendent L. Smith be instructed to visit 
Roseboro in Sampson County with a view of establishing some 
permanent work at or around Roseboro. 

13. That Rev. J. F. Menius be compensated $100 on salary 
deficit in the case of failure of Buies Creek church to pay in full, 
this amount to be paid from regular Home Mission funds. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 



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The Committee on the Narrative of Christian Life 
and Work made the following report. Pending the adop- 
tion of the report, a popular meeting in the interest of 
the spiritual life of the church was held. The report as 
adopted is as follows: 

The Coxrjmittee on the narrative submits the following re- 
port: 

The General assembly at its last meeting discontinued the 
reports of Presbyteries to the Assembly on the narrative. No 
blanks being provided the churches on which to report on this 
subject, your Committee does not have in hand the facts on which 
it has heretofore been making its report. 

In discontinuing the Narrative report the Assembly made the 
following statement : 

"We believe that there should be a narrative from the ses- 
sion! to the Presbytery and that the form should be left to the 
Presbyteries. Our judgment is that it should, to a large degree, 
take the form of a free conversation on the state i religion, in 
which ministers and elders should take part." 

Your committee is convinced that report blanks on the Nar- 
rative are unsatisfactory and inadequate means of determining the 
state of religion in a church. Futhermore, the size of our Presby- 
tery ard the limited time of our meeting prevent a general 
"conversation on the state of religion" in the churches as sug- 
gested by the Assembly. So the Committee recommends: 

1. That the hour of 10-11 on the third day of the spring meet- 
ing of the Presbytery be devotiel to the consideration of one or 
more phases of the religious life of the people in our churches: 

2: That a Committee of one on the State of Religion in the 
churches be authorized to arrange for this popular service. 

Amended that G. F. Kirkpatrick he Chairman of this Commit- 
tee. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 a. m. and heard a 
sermon by Rev. W. M. Fairley, D. D. Text Rev. 22:17. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 

Third Day—Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m. 

Rev. W. J. Jones, President of the Pineland School for 



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Girls, was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
a visiting member. 

The Committee on Stewardship submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was received and the recommenda- 
tions were taken up seriatim and adopted as follows : 

Your Committee on Stewardship submits the following- report: 

The amounts contributed to the benevolent causes during the 
past church year are as follows: 

Foreign Missions - $23,179 

Assembly's Home Missions 9,783 

Synod's Home Missions „ „ 7,032 

Presbytery's Home Missions 8,860 

Congregational Home Missions 1,480 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 5,332 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 2,087 

Educational Institutions 10,302 

Bible Cause 541 

Orphans' Homes 13,349 

Total $81,945 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Dr. Murray's revised schedule of assessments for the 
Presbyterial Fund be adopted for the present church year, and 
published in the appendix of the minutes. (See appendix.) 

2. That the Stated Clerk be instructed to complete the Statisti- 
cal Report of the Presbytery to the General Assembly and for- 
ward it to the clerk of the General Assembly. (See appendix.) 

3. That the first two hours of the afternoon session on Wednes- 
day of the fail meeting be made a special order for presenting the 
Progressive Program. 

4. That McPherson Church be apportioned for benevolences on 
the basis of $12 pr member; and Union Church, on a basis of $2 
per member. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Synod's minutes made a report 
which was received as information. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministeri- 
al Relief submitted the following report which was 
adopted : 

The very life of the church depends upon her future ministry 
and leadership. Six hundred and sixty-five candidates and 76 



238 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILEE PRESBYTERY 



women for mjission service are reported for the year, a loss of 8 
candidates from the prvious year. Of these, 388 were given aid 
totaling $61,851.19, about $11,500 less than the year before. From 
the student loan Fund, loans aggregating $47,020 were made to 
326 students, 132 of them being young women. Since its in- 
ception in 1910, 1269 students have borrowed a total of $301,674. 
During the year $24,694 was repaid. By aid or loans, our stud- 
ents are helped to secure an edducation., and then the Westminster 
Teachers' bureau will aid in placing these Christian graduates as 
teachers in various schools and colleges, thereby rendering a 
double service. A valuable work on the spiritual side is being 
done for the 12,000 Presbyterian, students in our 80 state and in- 
dependent institutions of higher learning by Secretary Robert W. 
Miles and two life work secretaries. 

If the candidate is essential to the future life of the church, 
then surely the church, having received a lifetime of active service 
from him, owes all possible aid and consideration to him in his 
old age or disability and to his widow and orphans. With limited 
meajfia we are doing sotmething but only a fraction of what 
gratitude and even fairness demands. One hundred seventy-three 
thousand and eighty-five dollars of Ministerial Relief money was 
remitted to 432 homes, representing 153 ministers, 241 widows, 

43 orphans and 6 unordained missionaries. No bonus could be 
sent for lack of funds. Much larger provision should be made 
for this need. Would that the vision and generosity of such men 
as C. E. Graham and Jas. B. Duke might inspire more men of 
wealth to make ample provision for this need in their wills. But 
our church could do more. Both last year and this, large deficits 
made it hard to meet monthly remittances to maintain infirm min- 
isters and widows. Surely gratitude for long and faithful service 
will constrain our churches to meet more fully their quota for the 
present year. 

Fayetteville Presbytery reports 25 candidates for the ministry, 
two for medical missions and 1 lady training for mission service. 
They are generally making good scholasic records, especially the 
seminary students. This year 72 churches, 6 sabbath schools, and 

44 societies contributed $5,577 to the cause. Our quota was 
$8100. We recommend: 1. That Presbytery give its hearty en- 
dorsement of Candidate H. C. Bridgers in special Young People's 
Work which he proposes to do this summer throughout the bounds 
of th e Presbytery and Synod. 

2. That Presbytery through its Christian Education Chairman 
remind our candidates of the rule requiring at least one letter 
per year about their work and that Presbytery expects immediate 
notification by them of any change of residence or occupation, 
said notification to be sent to said chairman. 

3. That $25 per montih be granted to Mrs. Flora Jane Mc- 
Lauchlin, Mrs. Cornelia F. Steele, Mrs. Nettie M. Goodnmn, 
and Mrs. Margaret G. Wicker. 

That aid be granted to following ministers for pne year: 



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Rev. Robt. E. Henderlite., $800; Rev. H. M. Dixon, $800. Aid to 
Rev. T. C. Croker, $66.66 per month, beginning- June 1, 1926. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

The Committee on Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
submitted the following report which was adopted: 

Your Committee reports that we have examined the written min- 
utes of Presbytery and find them correct. The written minutes 
correspond with the printed minutes. 

T. C. CROCKER, Chairman. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs tendered his resignation as pastor 
of the Sadis, Bunnlevel and Westminister churches. The 
churches concurring, the resignation was accepted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures submitted the 
following report which was adopted : 

We, the Committee on Bills and Overtures, touching the sug- 
gestion of the Woman's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Greensboro, as brought to the attention of Dr. Chas. 
F. Myers, make the following recommendation : 

1. "That the President of Fayetteville overture the General 
Assembly meeting in Pensacola, Florida, May 20, 1926, to request 
each pastor to devote five minutes each sabbath to informing his 
congregation of the work of our church at home and abroad." 

Respectfully, 

E. B. CARR, Chairman of the Committee. 

This amount to be paid from regular Home Mission Funds. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following 
report which was adopted: 

SPRING AND SUMMER EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN 

We recommend the holding of the following meetings: 

Churches and Ministers: Buie's Creek, A. R. McQueen; Bluff 
L. Smith; Coats, Gibbs and Menius; Campbellton, A. T. Lassiter; 
Horseshoe, L. Smith; Cameron, L. A. McLaurin; Manly, R. G. 
Metheson; Cypress, A. T. Lassiter; Four Oaks, L. Smith; West 
End, C. E. Clarke; Hope Mills, C. E. Cliarke; Sherwood, R. A. 
McLeod; McPherson, W. L. Foley; Big Rockfish, G. F. Kirkpatrick; 
Flat Branch, C. E. Clark; Barbecue, F. M. Bain; Ephesus, E. B. 
Carr; Harnett, D. McD. Monroe; Hebron, C. M. Gibbs; Philadel- 
phus, E. L. Siler; Pembroke, A. T. Lassiter; Jackson Springs,, Wm. 



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Black; Culdee, T. T. Lassiter; Mt. Tabor, A. D. Cars well; Benson, 
W. M. Fairley; Mt. Carmel, L. Smith; Raven Rock, W. L. Foley; 
Priest Hill, J. F. Menius; Eureka, W. M. McLeod. 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

An Overture to the Synod of North Carolina was re- 
ceived and placed in hands of a Committee consisting of 
Dr. E. L. Siler and Rev. A. R. McQueen, which was in- 
structed to report at the Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Resolutions of thanks made the 
following report which was adopted by a rising vote: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville desires to record its thanks to 
the Church of Sardis, to the people of the community, and to the 
churches of Erwin, Bunnlevel, Palestine and Westminster for the 
spltendid and hospitable way they have cared for us while in their 
midst. We would like to make special mention of the pastor and 
his wife in their untiring effort for our convenience and comfort. 

We wish to thank Mrs. Marshburn aaud her girls for their 
beautiful and inspiring choruses, also the 'girls from Pineland 
School for their selections. We also wish to thank Duinn Church 
for her able choir and the elegant dinner given by them. The 
fellowship of these days has been very sweet. We pray God's 
blessing upon you and your work. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence recommends that the 
following be excused for absence. 

After Wednesday Morning Session: D. M. McDonald, H. D. 
Cameron, W. N. Alford. 

Aftier Wednesday Afternoom Session: J. A. Campbell, W. F. 
Gibson, W. D. Bullard, E. L, Hawley, John A. McKay.. F. Cul- 
breth, R. J. McLeod, W. J. McDiarmid, Angus Blue, Lee Camieron, 
J. C. McDuffie, 0. L. Johnson, G. W. Hobson, Angus McNeill, J. W. 
Hill, G. L. Hutchison, M. D. Culbreth, 

After Wednesday Night Session: N. D. M. Clarke, A. J. Bain, 
Calvin McNeill, E. H. Lassater, J. W. Wilson. 

After Thursday Morning Session: J. C. Williams, G. L. Collier, 
G. F. Pace, C. C. Price, D. J. Ray, Alex McNeill, W. M. McLeod, 
W. L. Foley, D. A. Blue, J. Lacy McLean, E. L. Siljer, D. A. Wil- 
kinson, D. C. Gillis, V. R. Gaston, C. B. Ratchford, A. T. Lassiter, 
S. K. Phillips, P. P. McCain, R. E. Hinderlite, R. G. Matheson, 
S. W. Wilfcon, J. M. Brown, N. Mclnnis, J. A. Hodgdn, Geo. W. 



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Hanna, Lacey Currie, F. C. Symonds, Chas. Rankin, D. J. Ray, J. 
B. Black, W. A. Bullock, L. A. McLaurin, J. E. Elliot, A. D. Elliot, 
A. D. CarswelJ. 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have printed a 
sufficient number of copies of the minutes of Presbytery 
and the docket. 

The minutes of today's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Presbytery adjourned with singing a hymn and with 
prayer and the benediction by the moderator to meet in 
adjourned session in the First Church Fayetteville, N. C, 
adjourned session in the First Church, Fayetteville, N. C, 
June 8, 1926 at 1 :00 P. M. 

D. McD. MONROE, Temporary Clerk, 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk, 

D. L. JONES, Moderator. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C., June 8, 1926. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, according to adjourn- 
ment, in the First Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p. m. 
and was called to order and led in prayer by the Modera- 
tor, Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C. B. Craig, T. C. Crocker, W. M. Fairley, 
D. D., W. L. Foley, C. M. Gibbs, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, A. T. Lassiter, Kenneth McCaskill, Neill Mclnnis, 
L. A. McLaurin, R. A. McLeod, A. R. McQueen, E. C. 
Murray, D. D., C. H. Rowan, L. Smith, F. C. Symonds. 

Ruling Elders: W. M. Alford, Ashpole; J. A. Mc- 
Geachy, St. Pauls; A. A. Mclnnis, Galatia; N. D. M. 
Clark, Long Street. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen was requested to make an in- 
vestigation as to the cost of erecting a small concrete 
wall around the cemetery lot in which the body of the 
Rev. James Campbell, the first resident pastor of the 
Presbyterian church in North Carolina was buriedi, and 
also the matter of securing a title to the property, and to 
report at the fall meeting. 

Rev. C. H. Rowan offered his resignation as pastor of 
the Ashpole church and asked that the pastoral relations 
be dissolved. The church was heard through its repre- 
sentative, stating that with reluctance they concurred in 
this request. The pastorial relation was dissolved. At 
his own request, Mr. Rowan was granted a letter of dis- 
mission to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. 

The Home Mission Committee made the following 
recommendations, which were adopted: 

Thati Rev. L. G. Calhoun, be asked to serve as supply, until he 
he called away to his work in the foreign field, the Fairmont, 
Iona and Elrod Churches on salary of at least $150.00 per month 
from churches and their Home Mission Fund as follows: from 
Fairmont $50.00 per month, from Iona $50 per month and from 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 24'"5 



Home Mission Fund .$50.00 per month; and what he can get from 
Elrod Church for his service to that church. 

2. That L. Smith, Superintendent, be authorized to supply 
Gibson and Aberdeen churches with preaching until permanent ar- 
rangements can be made for grouping those churches. 

3. That treasurer of Presbytery be instructed to pay $50 on 
repairs of Mr. R. L. Price's car for Sunday school work at Provi- 
dence Chapel. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port, which was adopted: 

The Committee on Evangelism recommends the fol- 
lowing meetings: Bensalem, Wm. Black, D. D.; Comfort, 
Q. N. Hunneycutt; Sunnyside, A. D. Carswell; South Fay- 
etteville, L. Smith. 

The Commission to organize a church at the Priest 
School house in Moore County made the following report, 
which was adopted. The Stated Clerk was instructed to 
enroll the church when the congregation selects a name 
for the church. 

Priest Hill School House, Moore County, N. C, May 16, 1926. 

The commission to organize a church at the Priest HiE school 
house in Moore County met at 3:30 p. m. and was opened with 
devotional exercises. The following were present: Rev. Messrs. R. 
A. McLeod, M. D. McNeill, and A. R. McQueen, and Ruling Elder 
A. B. Cameron of the Carthage churh. Mr. Cameron was asked 
to serve as clerk of the commission. 

Testim/oniaJs were received from 25 people living in the vi- 
cinity, whose membership was in churches at some distance from 
this point, asking to be constituted a church. On motion the 
commission voted to proceed with the organization. 

The church was then organized in accordance with the re- 
quirements of the Book of Church Order. Mr. Andrew Shields 
was elected to the office of ruling Elder. However, he was ab- 
sent attending the funeral of a neighbor and the commission 
was unable to ordain and install him. The commission would rec- 
ommend that the Presbytery give to the pastor, Rev. C. E. Clarke, 
evangefiistic powers in this church until the session is organized. 
The congregation was not ready to elect a Deacon, and this office 
was left vacant. The selection of a name was postponed until a 
later date. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

R. A. McLEOD, Moderator, 

A. B. CAMERON, Clerk. 



244 MINl/TES OF FAYETTEVILEE FFvESBYTEEY 



The report of the Committee on Men's Work was read 
and received as information. 

A communication was received from Mr. Charles Ran- 
kin, advising that neither Mr. J. M. Hodges, a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly at Pensacola, nor Mr. 
Rankin, his alternate, were able to attend this meeting. 

Rev. C. B. Craig was elected chairman of the commit- 
tee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief to fill 
vacancy caused by removal of Rev. C. H. Rowan from the 
bounds of the Presbytery. 

Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., offered his resignation as 
pastor of the St. Paul church and asked that the pastoral 
relations be dissolved to take effect June 30th, 1926, that 
he may have a period of complete rest, made necessary 
because of his physical condition. The church, through 
its representative, was heard from, expressing sympathy 
for Dr. Murray in his affliction and concurrence with him 
for a dissolution of the pastoral relations. After expres- 
sions of appreciation of Dr. Murray's splendid services 
and deep sympathy for him in his affliction, the Presby- 
tery granted the request and dissolved the pastoral re- 
lations, effective June 30th. 

Candidate Dixon McDonald was introduced to the Pres- 
bytery and asked to be licensed as a probationer, as an 
extraordinary case. On account of his advanced age, the 
Presbytery had already granted him permission to omit 
the college course. He presented testimonials showing 
that he had taken a three year course in Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary and was granted a certificate by that insti- 
tution. On motion it was ordered that these be accepted 
as satisfactory and the Presbytery proceeded with his 
examination for licensure. The candidate stood a satis- 
factory examination on Theology, Church Government 
and the Sacraments, and the English Bible. His certifi- 
cate was accepted in lieu of an examination on Church 
History. Rev. C. B. Craig, the chairman of the commit- 
tee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, re- 
ported that he had carefully examined the thesis and 
critical exercise prepared by the candidate and recom- 
mended thab they be accepted as satisfactory parts of 
trial, which was done. The candidate then gave the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEIiY 24,' 



Presbytery an outline of his sermon, which was accepted 
as satisfactory. The Presbytery then licensed Mr. Mc- 
Donald in accordance with the requirements of the Book 
of Church Order. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minister- 
ial Relief recommended that Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., be 
recommended to the Assembly's General Committee for 
assistance from the Ministerial Relief fund in the sum of 
$800 per annum. The application was approved. 

The following paper was presented by Dr. E. C. Mur- 
ray and adopted: 

THE PEESBYTERIAL TREASURER 

The Presbytery directed its Stev/ardship committee to report at 
the fall meeting on the following prints in regard to the adop- 
tion of the plan of a Presyterial Treasurer for all causes: 

(1) Should the plan be adopted? (2) Should this Treasurer 
also administer the various Presbyterial funds? (3) What salary 
should be paid him? (4) If the plan be adopted, nominate a 
Treasurer. 

E. C. MURRAY. 

Rev. Neill Mclnnis presented a report of his attend- 
ance on the meeting of the General Assembly as a Com- 
missioner from the Presbytery. The report was approved 
and he Was commended for his diligence. 

It was ordered that when the Presbytery adjourns, it 
do so to meet in the Church in the Pines on June 22, 1926, 
at 10:00 a. m. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. A. T. 
Lassiter, to meet in the Church in the Pines on June 22, 
1926, at 10:00 a. m. 

D. L. JONES, Moderator, 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



246 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



APPENDIX 



L— PRESBYTERIAN FUND— REYISED SCHEDULE, 1926-7 



Aberdeen $ 4, 

Alaska — . 1 

Aritioch 55 

Ashpole 40, 

Barbecue 6 

Bensaiem 15 

Benson 10 

Bethel 15 

Bethesda _ 44 

Big Rockfish 9 

Bluff 20 

Buies Creek - 4 

Bunnlevel 5 

Cameron 45 

Cameron Hill 2 

Campbeliton ,.... 2 

Cape Fear 3 

Carthage 40 

Centre 43 

Church in Pines 33 

Church of Covenant 12 

Coats 1 

Comfort 3 

Cypress 7 

Culdee 10 

Dundarrach 3 

Dunn 45 

Eagle Springs 2 

Elise 4 

Elrod 2 

Ephesus 6 

Erwin 16 

Eureka 10 

Fairmont r 8 

Fayettevil'Ie 1 180 

Flat Branch 8 

Four Oaks 1 

Galatia 32 



Gibson 4 

Goodwin 17 

Grove 4 

Harnett 2 

Hebron 1 

Highland , 57 

Hope Mills 7 

Horseshoe 2 

Iona 20 

Jackson Springs 17 

Lakeside 10 



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Lakevicw 7. 

Laurel Hill 34. 

Laurinburg 135. 

Leaflet 8. 

Lillington 1G. 

Lumber Bridge 34. 



Lumberton 

Manly 

Maxton 

McMillan 

McPherson 

Midway 

Montpelier 

Mt. Carmel 



Mt. Pisgah 11 



Mt. Tabor 

Naomi 

Palestine 

Parkton 

Pembroke 
Philadelphus 

Philiippi 

Pinehurst 

Raeford 

Raven Rock 
Red Springs 

Rex 

Rock Branch 

Rowland 

Sandy Grove 

Sardis 

Shannon 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

Smyrna 

S. Fayetteville 

Spence 

Spies 

St. Pauls 

Sunnyside 
Summerville 

Union 

Vass 

West End .... 
West minister 
Wild wood 



5 

1 

2 

18 

9 

31 

4 

7 

100 

3 

84 

15 

11 

38 

2 

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10 

13 

22 

3 

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6 

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Total $1,902.00 



IL— REPORT OF SABBATH SCHOOLS 



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II.— REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS (Continued) 



Churches Reporting 
Sabbath Schools 



MEMBERSHIP 



BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS 



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Lakeview 

Manly 

Maxton 

Midway 

McMillan 

McPherson 

Montepelier 

Mt. Carmel 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Tabor 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Philadelphia 

Philippi 

Pinehurst 

Raeford 

Raven Rock 

Red Springs 

Rex 

Rock Branch 

Rowland 

Sardis 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

Smyrna 

Spence 

South Fayetteville. 

St. Paul's 

Summerville 

Sunny Side 

Union 



West End 

Westminster. 



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9| 64|. 

211 185 

8j 60|. 

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11| 75. 

12] 120|. 

4| 20|. 

11| 146|. 

5| 38j 

18| 160| 

5| 23| 

9| 98| 

6| 47| 

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46| 350| 

7 60| 

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